• Teenage girl arrested, charged in shooting death of east Charlotte woman


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police have made an arrest in connection with the October shooting death of a woman in east Charlotte.

    [IMAGES: Woman shot to death in east Charlotte]

    Yamina Rookard, 17, has been charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Officers were called around 11:20 p.m. on Oct. 17 to the scene at Eastcrest Drive and Central Avenue and found a woman who had been shot.

    We first updated WSOCTV news app users with a notification just before 5 a.m. on Oct. 18 that a woman was shot to death and the suspect was still at large.

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    Jessica Dawn Smith, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Channel 9 crews watched as detectives searched for clues behind a nearby business.

    Rookard was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Jail and has been charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

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