• Man on run after allegedly killing pregnant woman, abducting children


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A 28-year-old woman who was shot to death Monday in southwest Charlotte was 24 weeks pregnant, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

    Following the deadly shooting, an Amber Alert was issued when investigators said two toddlers were abducted by the gunman. 

    Police said the shooter, 35-year-old Edward Garner Sr., took his two children -- Aziyah Garner, 1, and Dior Muhammad, 3, after the shooting death of Aiesha Summers.

    The children were later found safe and the Amber Alert was canceled.

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    Summers' body was found in an apartment on Perugia Way, near Steele Creek Road and South Tryon Street around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

    Police said Garner's 18-year-old son, Edward Garner Jr., was seen in the car with his father and siblings leaving the homicide scene. 


    CMPD said Aziyah Garner was found safe with a relative Monday night on Pineburr Road. Police said Dior Muhammad was found unharmed Tuesday morning with a relative on Trade Street.

    CMPD said Edward Garner Jr. voluntarily came to police headquarters after seeing the Amber Alert and becoming aware that police were looking for him.

    The location of Edward Garner Sr. remains unknown.

    He was last seen driving a white 2000 Mercedes Benz S430 with NC license tag HCV-1629. Police said they found the car Tuesday along Nations Ford Road.

    Edward Garner is 6-foot-1 with brown short cut hair and brown eyes. 

    He has warrants out for the murder of an unborn child, murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police said Garner should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 immediately.


    This is the second Amber Alert in as many days in North Carolina. Monday, a 1-year-old was found safe in Davidson County after the car he was in was stolen from a parking lot in High Point.

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