Man charged in fatal shooting of woman in east Charlotte neighborhood

Woman found shot in car in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A person was arrested and charged in the murder of a woman who was shot and killed in a Charlotte neighborhood on Sept. 10.

Tommy Lee Carter, 34, has been charged with murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property.

Carter was interviewed by police after the death of 32-year-old Beatrice Serrano, and was then taken into custody.

Police were called to a shooting around 4 a.m. on Denson Place at Grafton Drive in the Shannon Park area.

Officers arrived to find a woman, identified as Serrano, in a car dead with a gunshot wound.

Police say a man, who police say was Carter, was located nearby in an argument with a witness.

The suspect had been in a previous relationship with Serrano, according to officers. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Detectives say they’re not looking for any additional suspects. Denson Place was closed as officers investigate the homicide.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

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 leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or

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