The fatal stabbing of a woman in north Charlotte early Tuesday marked the second homicide of the new year.
Police said Shenika Monique Simpson, 37, was fatally stabbed in the 1600 block of Vancouver Drive, near the intersection of Interstate 85 and West Sugar Creek Road. Police were called to the scene at 1:48 a.m., and Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.
Police said they detained Michael Joseph Boone, 31, at the scene. Boone was taken to police headquarters, interviewed and charged with first-degree murder. Boone and Simpson knew each other, police said.
The first homicide of the year was reported just 24 hours earlier on Monday, in the 6500 block of Monroe Road. When officers arrived, they found Natanael Jose Rodriguez, 22, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.