Crime & Courts

Suspect in custody after fatal shooting in Union County

Staff reports

Brandon Gerald Hargett
Brandon Gerald Hargett Union County Sheriff’s Office

A 27-year-old woman was shot to death south of Monroe on Thursday morning and a suspect has been arrested and charged, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said.

Natasha Marie Walden was found fatally wounded inside a vehicle in the driveway of a residence at 4223 Belk Mill Road in Monroe shortly after 7 a.m., deputies said.

After speaking with witnesses, deputies began searching for Brandon Gerald Hargett, 28, who lives at the address. He was located at a home a short distance away and taken into custody.

Hargett has been charged with first-degree murder, deputies said.

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.