CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said a man is on the run following a deadly shooting in west Charlotte.
Shortly after 2 p.m. officers responded to the 4100 block of Carlyle Drive and discovered the body of a woman. Her name will be released once family is notified.
Investigators said they are searching for 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett. He was last seen driving an older, white Ford Expedition with New York license plates HUP3071.
Homicide suspect identified as Jonathan Bennett, 23, believed to have taken his 2-month-old infant, Journei Bennett, after killing her mother. Last seen driving older white Ford Expedition with New York license plates HUP3071. pic.twitter.com/QU5aegZGbk— CMPD News (@CMPD) January 11, 2018
Detectives said Bennett took an infant with him, Journei Bennett. Around 5:30 p.m., police tweeted the child had been found safe, but the suspect was still at large.
Police told NBC Charlotte another child was found on the scene of the homicide unharmed.
Anyone with information about Bennett is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website.
This is the first homicide reported in the Queen City in 2018.
We checked into Bennett's criminal history. He's been charged in the past with assault on a female, communicating threats and misdemeanor larceny.
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