A woman was shot and killed in west Charlotte Thursday afternoon in what Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are calling a domestic incident.
Officers were called to the 4100 block of Carlyle Drive around 1:40 p.m. Thursday, where they found 23-year-old Brittany White with a gunshot wound inside a home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Jonathan Bennett, also 23, is a suspect. Bennett and White had an infant daughter together, and Bennett took the child with him after the shooting, police said.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m, police said they found the infant, Journei Bennett, “safe and unharmed.”
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Police continued searching for Journei’s father and asked the public for help in finding him. Jonathan Bennett should be considered armed and dangerous, police warned.
A second child was in the home but was not hurt, police said.
Police have yet to say where they found Journei, who is not quite 3 months old.
Police said Jonathan Bennett was last seen driving a white Ford Expedition with New York license plate HUP3071.
Anyone with information on Jonathan Bennett’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Thursday’s killing was the city’s first homicide of the year and the first since Dec. 22, following a particularly deadly year in Charlotte.
LaVendrick Smith: 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS