Man arrested in killing of Charlotte mother

Woman killed following apartment shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested Wednesday in the fatal May shooting of mother and U.S. Army Veteran Monica Kathleen Smith.

Smith, 26, was found shot on May 25 at an apartment on Catherine Simmons Avenue just before 7:30 p.m.

Natron McDougald was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder after being interviewed by detectives.

Smith was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the shooting but was pronounced dead a short time later, CMPD confirmed.

Smith’s obituary describes her as a mother and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

“Monica Kathleen Smith was tragically taken from her family on May 25th, 2019 falling victim to a violent crime in Charlotte, NC,” her obituary reads.

This is the second reported homicide on this street in less than a month.

No further information has been released at this time as this remains an active investigation.

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