• Couple shot during Plaza Midwood robbery released from hospital


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A couple that was shot during a robbery in Plaza Midwood last month are now both out of the hospital.

    Bruce Parker was released Saturday and his wife, Joanne, was discharged earlier last week.

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    The two were robbed and shot near Pecan Avenue two weeks ago.

    PHOTOS: Man, woman robbed and shot in Plaza-Midwood

    Two off-duty officer happened to be nearby and heard the shooting. They rushed to help the Parkers and police were able to arrest three people in connection with the crime a short time later.

    Officers identified the suspects as Antonio Worthy, 25, Jamall Glenn, 33, and Ebonee Ward, 29.

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    Family members told Channel 9 that while in the hospital, the couple met the officers who came to their aid the night they were shot.

    They said they're grateful for those officers and for the overwhelming support they've received from the community.

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    Channel 9 has reported on several other crimes in the Plaza Midwood area over the last two months.

    In October, police said Ketie Jones was shot and killed while walking home from a bar.

    Earlier this month, officers said several suspects robbed two college students at gunpoint.

    Both cases remain unsolved.

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