Crime & Courts

A woman was killed in Charlotte today. Police have arrested her long-term boyfriend.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a woman was found with a deadly gunshot wound in north Charlotte Wednesday.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a woman was found with a deadly gunshot wound in north Charlotte Wednesday. WBTV

A Charlotte woman was shot and killed around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged her long-term boyfriend with murder.

Shikeither Dinetta Smith, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene on Newcastle Street, off Lasalle Street in north Charlotte, police said.

CMPD’s suspect — 34-year-old Thomas Henry McCray — was still at the scene when police arrived, according to a CMPD news release. He was arrested and charged after a police interview.

Smith is the 41st person killed in Charlotte so far this year, police said. Eight cases, including hers, are classified as domestic violence-related. In 2017, Charlotte had 85 homicides, including 24 domestic violence cases.

Anyone with information about the case should call 704-432-TIPS or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester


Correction

This story has been updated to reflect a new homicide count for 2018. Forty-one people have been killed in Charlotte so far this year.

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