Lunch Break (4/26/16): Shootings, stabbings, hit-and-runs, bad stuff



CMPD is looking for the suspect they say shot an employee at 7-Eleven in northwest Charlotte this morning. Police say the victim, 20-year-old Ronari Galloway, knows the suspect. Galloway was reportedly shot in the back during an altercation in the 7-Eleven on the 5400 block of Brookshire Boulevard at about 5 a.m. this morning. (Justin Pryor, WCCB) 

Police are also still looking for a man who allegedly stabbed another man in the neck at a Greyhound bus station this morning. The victim was reportedly transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. this morning at a bus station on W Trade Street. (WBTV Web Staff) 

Police have released a surveillance photo of the van that is believed to have struck and killed six-year-old Anthony Castellon-Rivera on Sunday afternoon. Police say the vehicle is a white Ford E-150 cargo van with possible South Carolina license plates, a silver star shaped front right rim, no hubcap on the back right tire and damage along the right side of the van including the front right corner. Police ask that anyone with information about the crash or vehicle call Detective S. Williams at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. (Ryan Pitkin) 

Detectives have charged the parents of a 10-month-old infant who was found dead by police responding to a call to the family's home in Hickory Grove on Sunday morning. CMPD announced the arrests yesterday evening, saying that an investigation and a consultation with the medical examiner's office found that Tayara Beecham was assaulted before her death. Basheba Freeman, 20, and Taquan Beecham, 23, were both charged with homicide due to child abuse and taken into custody. (Ryan Pitkin) 

The man killed in a plane crash on a Boone golf course yesterday was reportedly a retired North Carolina state trooper. Ben Chappell, 69, died at the scene, while two other men riding in the plane with him survived. The plane crashed on a golf course near the Boone Airport just before 1 p.m. after reportedly pulling a touch-and-go at the airport, hitting the runway and immediately taking back off. The two men were rushed to the hospital by helicopter in critical condition. (Dave Faherty, WSOC) 


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