First Drip (7/17/15): Police investigating motives of Tennessee shooter


Police are currently investigating 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, after he killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruitment center and another military site. Little is known about Abdulazeez, who was not on any watch lists, according to government officials. Officials have said there is not yet any evidence anyone acted with Abdulazeez. Investigators are still looking into his motives. 

Chiquita is reportedly moving headquarters of two key divisions from Charlotte to Florida. The move will take about 200 high-paying jobs to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, splitting them between the two. Chiquita decided to leave Charlotte after going private in a $1.3 billion deal, less than three years after accepting an offer that included $23 million in state and local incentives and moving into Uptown. 

In an interview on WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, new CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said he didn't care for police officers growing up in Roanoke, Virginia, and doesn't believe his heart was in the right place as a police officer until after he began the job 23 years ago. 

A man charged in the murders of his wife and stepdaughter in Sanford, North Carolina, earlier this month was arrested in Texas late last night. Police said Billy Jo McLean was traveling with his 17-year-old son, who was safe. McLean was charged in the deaths of the two women, whose bodies were found inside of their burning apartment in Sanford on July 13. 

A member of the Cuban national soccer team is believed to have defected to the United States before his team's match against Guatemala at Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday night, making him the third Cuban athlete to do so in Charlotte this month. Two Cuban baseball players also defected preceding a game against American collegiate players earlier this month at BB&T Ballpark. The Cuban Adjustment Act gives Cubans who make it legally to the United States the right to receive permanent status in the country after staying for a year. 

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