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Man arrested for murder of woman at ATM in July


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested a man accused of killing a woman at a Charlotte ATM in July

J’wuan Horton, 24, faces multiple charges including first-degree murder, robbery, and gun possession as a felon in the killing of 48-year-old Karen Baker.

The incident happened in the University City area on July 13 near the University Plaza Shopping Center. Baker was attempting to withdraw money from an ATM machine when she was shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Baker was a mother to four and a grandmother to three. 

July’s incident wasn’t Horton’s first run-in with the law. Prior to his arrest, he was on post-release supervision since February for three counts of armed robbery and a breaking and entering charge. He was also recently arrested in September for fleeing to elude a traffic stop, CMPD said.

“Based on his record, we obviously see an escalation of violence,” Maj.Melanie Peacock told reporters Monday. “We are very pleased to get a dangerous offender like him into custody, uh, which we hope will bring some semblance of peace to the Baker family.”


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