Police: Two found dead in Kannapolis home, daycare

Police say this was not a random act.
Police say Sharon Chambers and her nephew Benny Sloan were shot and killed inside her home and daycare center just before the first students arrived.
Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 10:45 AM EDT
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - Kannapolis police are investigating a double homicide that happened at a home and daycare Thursday morning.

Police say the homicide happened just after 8 a.m. at the B&T Learning Center family childcare home on James Street.

Sharon Chambers, who worked at the daycare, and Chamber’s nephew Benny Sloan Jr. were found dead by Chambers’ adult daughter who owns the daycare, according to the family.

Police say this crime was a domestic act.

The learning center serves children up to 12 years old and has a 3-star license from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service’s Division of Child Development and Early Education.

No children were there when the homicide took place. Family members said Sloan was helping Chambers prepare breakfast for the students before they arrived.

“We are thankful that the kids from daycare hadn’t got here, None of the parents, her daughter and granddaughter has just gotten out to school and this is by the grace of God, it could’ve been a lot worse,” said Chamber’s brother-in-law Willie Pore.

Quentin Watson has lived next door to Chambers for more than five years, he says his wife volunteered with Chambers who had a non-profit ministry helping people overcome addiction.

“She cared about everybody’s kids, adults, whatever the situation is, she tried to help out and everybody knows her, she will be missed,” Watson said.

Pore says Chambers was a very caring and selfless woman who was a pillar in the Kannapolis community.

“She would help them and anything that she could do she had services for the different people who were struggling.”

Family members said Sloan was helping take care of his aunt who was recently released from the hospital for treatment for COPD.

Sloan was also taking care of his mother who needed to get back and forth to the Veterans Affairs facility to see her husband.

“He was a good kid, that’s all he ever knew was hard work and helping out,” Pore said.

Police have not released any suspect information and no arrests have been made at the time of this writing.

For more information, call the Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-4000.

To remain anonymous and qualify for a reward, contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at cabarruscrimestoppers.com/submit-a-tip or 704-93CRIME.

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