Tue. May 28th, 2024

A 24-year-old North Carolina woman was killed Sunday in what police say was a domestic violence-related shooting.

Police arrested and charged 28-year-old Audie Lavonda Brack Belk Jr. with murder, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news statement.

The suspect called 911 around 6 p.m. saying he shot his wife in the head, according to police dispatch audio. Paramedics found 24-year-old Janna Lee Barnes dead at the scene. The incident happened at a home on Teresa Lane, near the intersection of Pleasant Grove Road and Oakdale Road in northwest Charlotte, according to CMPD.

It’s not clear from public records if Belk and Barnes were married.

Investigators are looking to learn more about the deadly incident. They have not determined what led to the deadly domestic violence incident.

This case is under investigation. CMPD is looking for people who may have more information about this deadly incident. They are asking the public to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tips can be kept anonymous.

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By Buffy Gunner

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