Man and woman charged with murder in death of woman in north Charlotte

Woman killed, another injured in shooting in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two people have been arrested after a woman was killed and another injured in a shooting in north Charlotte Friday night.

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 on Wynbrook Way, which is off of Dalecrest Drive near Irwin Creek. When officers got to the scene, they found two women inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

Medic transported one of the women to the hospital and pronounced the other - identified as 63-year-old Harriet Witherspoon Cromartie - dead at the scene.

The following night, police arrested 20-year-old Nazah Raine James and charged her with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and discharging a firearm into occupied property.

On Wednesday, CMPD said they had also arrested 21-year-old Omontie Oliver Rowe on the same charges. He is additionally charged with attempted murder.

Omontie Rowe (left) and Nazah James (right) are both charged with murder in the shooting death of 63-year-old Harriet Cromartie (Mecklenburg County Jail)
Omontie Rowe (left) and Nazah James (right) are both charged with murder in the shooting death of 63-year-old Harriet Cromartie (Mecklenburg County Jail)

Homicide detectives canvassed the area of the incident Friday night to determine whether there were any additional witnesses to the shooting. Investigators have not said what evidence led to Rowe and James being named as suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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