Crime & Courts

Police arrest man accused of killing woman last month near uptown

Santario Miller, 22, is accused in the shooting death of 39-year-old Shalamar Venable.
Santario Miller, 22, is accused in the shooting death of 39-year-old Shalamar Venable. Courtesy of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police

A man was arrested Friday after he was wanted for the murder of a woman who was killed in May near uptown.

Santario Miller, 22, faces a murder charge in 39-year-old Shalamar Venable's death.

Venable was shot in the 900 block of North Tryon Street on May 21, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where she died.

Officials identified Miller as a suspect a few days after Venable's death and obtained warrants for his arrest.

Police learned Miller was at a home in Gastonia on Friday, and arrested him with assistance from Gastonia police officials.

Miller also is facing a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS
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