• Police: 2 found dead inside west Charlotte home

    By: Mark Becker

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - UPDATED: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department identified the two people found dead in a Charlotte home.

    Derrick Antoine Teasley, 32, and Shakendra Nicole Covington, 22, were found Wednesday afternoon at a home on Winchester Street.

    Homicide detectives are investigating this as a possible domestic case and are not looking for any suspects at this time. Both are known to each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence, stated a release from CMPD.

    Detectives continue to ask for the public's assistance in developing information in this case.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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    Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are investigating after two people were found dead in west Charlotte.

    Neighbors said it was an apparent murder-suicide with a young woman and her boyfriend.

    Police were called to the home on Winchester Street around 12:15 p.m. on reports of gunshots.

    When emergency crews arrived, they found two people dead inside from apparent gunshot wounds.

    Eyewitness News was told small children may have been in the house, as many as three, with the oldest only 4 years old.

    Police have not released the victims' identities.

    Detectives are canvassing the area to see if anyone witnessed the shooting.

    Regina Hall, who said she is the aunt of the young woman, said she was especially concerned about the children, and Eyewitness News saw a detective carrying a car seat toward the home shortly after that.

    "I don't know. Somebody just came to my door and told me they were dead, and I came over here and found these policemen," Hall said.

    Officials said Wednesday afternoon the children were going to be at least temporarily held in Department of Social Services custody.

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