Man arrested in connection to Charlotte’s first homicide of 2020

Updated: Feb. 6, 2020 at 9:30 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested 27-year-old Terrell Howarda on murder charges in connection to the city’s first homicide of 2020.

Police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at a home on Feldbank Drive near Beatties Ford Road around 3 a.m. on January 8.

Officers found 43-year-old Devonne Smith inside the home dead with a gunshot wound. Another person suffering from a gunshot wound was also found inside the home and taken to the hospital.

Detectives obtained warrants Howard’s arrest after a full investigation. He surrended himself at the Law Enforcement Center on February 5,

After being interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives, Howard was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call homicide detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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