• Woman charged with murder after man found shot to death in apartment

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A woman has been arrested after a man was found shot to death inside a north Charlotte apartment Sunday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

    Authorities said 29-year-old Heather Nicole Ricci was charged with murder as a result of interviews and evidence gathered at the scene.

    Heather Ricci
    Heather Ricci
    (Heather Nicole Ricci)

    CMPD responded to the Somerset Apartments on Tara Lane in Hidden Valley just after 6:30 a.m. for a domestic violence call.

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    When they entered the apartment, officers said they found a man, identified as Luis Ramirez-Flores, who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    According to CMPD, two people were inside the apartment when officers arrived.

    Detectives determined Ricci and Ramirez-Flores knew each other.

    Initially, officers said they believed the shooting was the result of a domestic violence situation.

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    Police said the case began as a death investigation but will move forward as a homicide investigation.

    Ricci is scheduled to appear in front of a judge on Tuesday.

    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 call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website. 

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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