CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police say a suspect injured in a weekend shooting in North Carolina’s largest city that left two people dead has now been charged with murder in those fatalities.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced on Sunday that 75-year-old Caldwell Cole Jr. has been charged with two counts of murder and is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.
He’s accused in Saturday’s deaths of 40-year-old Janet Elizabeth Scronce and 39-year-old Furahn Karren Woods Morrow.
Cole is also charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
Police had responded to a south Charlotte address.
The department says in a news release that Cole was released from the hospital Sunday after being treated for injuries from Saturday’s incident, was interviewed and then taken to the county jail.
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