The man who was fatally stabbed Thursday night to become Mecklenburg County’s sixth homicide of 2017 has been identified by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police as Milton Ricardo Graham, age 37.
Detectives have determined the injuries were the result of domestic violence between a couple in a long-term relationship.
His girlfriend, Latisha Toloria Johnson, 31, has been charged with second degree murder. She was located with family after leaving the homicide scene, officials said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police received a call at 10:05 p.m. that a person had been stabbed in the 500 block of Blendwood Drive, off The Plaza in northeast Charlotte.
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Officers found Graham, who was taken to Carolinas Medical Center by Medic and later pronounced dead.
It was one of two homicides Thursday in the city. Thursday afternoon, the owner of an African imported foods store was found fatally shot in his North Tryon Street business.
Massaquoi Kotay, 45, was found in the Mina African Mart in the 4400 block of North Tryon near Sugar Creek Road shortly after 2 p.m., police said.
Detectives believe Kotay and his shooter were involved in an altercation inside the business that led to the shooting, according to police.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.