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Charlotte man wanted in pregnant woman’s killing, police say

Two young children who went missing after their mother was shot and killed in southwest Charlotte have been found safe, but the suspect is still at large, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Edward Silk Garner Sr. is suspected of killing the woman in what police say was a domestic dispute and abducting their two children, ages 3 and 1. He’s also wanted for the murder of an unborn child, police announced Tuesday afternoon.

Aiesha Shantel Summers, 28, was 24 weeks pregnant when she was killed, police said.

Police issued an Amber Alert just before 11 p.m. Monday.

The younger sister, Aziyah Garner, was found safe overnight, police said, and 3-year-old Dior Muhammad was found Tuesday morning. Aziyah Garner was with a relative on Pineburr Road in south Charlotte, and Dior Muhammad was with a relative on Trade Street, police said.

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Charlotte police are looking for Edward Garner, 35. They say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Charlotte Police Department

Police said they found Summers dead from a gunshot wound at about 4:30 p.m. Monday on Perugia Way in Charlotte.

Garner Sr. should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. The 35-year-old man is black, 6-foot 1-inch with short hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

Police were also looking for Garner’s 18-year-old son Edward Silk Garner Jr., who was reportedly in the car with his father.

Garner Jr. arrived at CMPD headquarters Tuesday morning after seeing his picture in the news, according to a CMPD news release.

The car the Garners had been using was also found by police on Nations Ford Road.

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