Lunch Break (5/26/16): The crime has hit the white neighborhoods, get ready for panic



Just days after a shooting in the parking lot of Midnight Diner, another shooting happened this morning outside of another popular South End nightlife location, this time outside of a batch of bars near The Oak Room. Police said an altercation that began in The Oak Room spilled into a parking lot near The Gin Mill and Tavern on the Tracks, where the shooting happened at around 2:30 a.m. A man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to surgery with life-threatening injuries. (Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer)

Police are investigating a shooting that took place near the Plaza Midwood neighborhood this morning. Investigators say the shooting happened on the 3100 block of Central Avenue and the victim, a woman who was reportedly grazed by a bullet, drove to Herrin Avenue near NoDa before calling police. She refused treatment by Medic and nobody has yet been taken into custody. (Fox46 Staff) 

Police have reported a large spike in burglaries in Myers Park and Dilworth, according to a WSOC report. CMPD stats reportedly show there were 15 residential burglaries between April 1 and May 24, a time during which there are only two last year. There have also reportedly been 11 burglaries in businesses in the area in that time, compared to none last year. (WSOC Staff) 

CMPD announced last night that a man found dead in his home early yesterday morning was killed by his girlfriend's father, who was protecting his daughter from being assaulted by the boyfriend. Police said they responded to the home late Tuesday night and found that the boyfriend, Patrick Creek, had allegedly punched his girlfriend in the shoulder during an argument. Police left after filing a report and advising the woman how to file criminal charges. They returned later to find Creek dead. Further investigation found that the girlfriend's father, Parker Bogan, put Creek into a chokehold after he went after the woman again. Bogan was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. (Ryan Pitkin) 

FBI Charlotte officials are actively looking for more victims who may have been sexually assaulted by a man who allegedly sexually assaulted many children over the span of three decades, including during a time when he served as a church youth group leader. Ronald Black Sr., 69, was arrested on April 29 and has been charged with 29 counts of first-degree sexual offense and 12 counts of indecent liberties with a minor. Police believe Black, who led a youth group in a Baptist church in the 1980s, may have assaulted more children than they know about. Black lives in Lillington, North Carolina but also has ties to White Lakes, North Carolina and Florence, South Carolina. (WBTV Web Staff) 

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