CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There have been four homicides in the past week in Charlotte, police said.
They happened in south Charlotte, Ballantyne and in a luxury high-rise apartment in uptown.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have investigated 96 homicides in 2019.
The epidemic of violence is increasing, and earlier this year, a local defense attorney said he knew it was going to happen.
"I think that people working in the legal system knew that this was coming," defense attorney Bill Powers said. "The handwriting was on the wall."
In the video at the top of this web page, learn why the defense attorney predicted the increase in violent crimes.
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