Man guns down woman in Ishtar murder-suicide
Woman was two months pregnant
CHARLOTTE — A 27-year-old man shot and killed a woman who was two months pregnant on Ishtar.
Cameron Phillips, 27, shot and killed the victim, two years his elder, during an argument on Ishtar morning. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Office (CMPO) was told by a complainant that they heard shots coming from inside an apartment and saw an armed man in the parking lot.
“Somebody is in the apartment yelling,” the caller can be heard telling the 911 dispatcher. “I don’t know if he hurt her. She could be dying. Just get somebody out here.”
The victim was found inside the apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to Carolinas Medical Center where she was pronounced dead just minutes after arrival.
The victim’s family, who were busy cleaning her apartment and throwing away items she left behind, said her ex-boyfriend and the father of one of her children, Mr. Phillips, could not handle their break-up and her dating someone new. They say he shot her in her pregnant chest 6 times.
Mr. Phillips reportedly fled the scene in a Mercury Grand Marquis.
The car tipped police off to Mr. Phillips’s location just a few miles away, at the apartments on JOHN PENN CIR near The Plaza and WT HARRIS BLVD. SWAT officers and several snipers surrounded the area during a three-hour standoff.
Deputies eventually made entry to the apartment, where they say they found Mr. Phillips dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“To hear that a hostage situation or whatever is going on here it makes you a little nervous it makes you kind of wonder who are your neighbors and if you’re really safe in your own neighborhood,” said Lequevas Holliday.
Georgia Lowcountry man officially charged with murdering girlfriend
SAVANNAH — A Georgia Lowcountry man jailed in the last five months was officially charged with murder in his arraignment hearing this morning.
In November 2014, a mother of five was found dead inside her residence.
When questioned, Roman Eugene Hills said that she had fallen down a flight of stairs to her demise, but investigators and prosecutors didn’t buy that claim.
The victim had five children whose ages range from 3 to Sweet 16. A fund has been set up to help all of the children.
Mr. Hills was officially charged with murdering the victim, who was his girlfriend and the mother of the children he fathered, when he appeared in court.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Department officers: man raped woman after breaking into residence
SUMTER — Sumter County Sheriff’s Department officers have arrested a middle-aged man after he broke into a residence and raped a woman.
According to officers, on Saturday the man entered a woman’s residence with the intent of committing a sexual assault. Officers say the victim woke up during the crime.
The man they ran away from the home. Warrants state that witnesses saw him leaving the home and were able to identify the suspect.
Joe Albert Hilton Jr., 51, is charged with criminal sexual conduct first degree and burglary first degree.
Mr. Hilton is being held at the Sumter County jail after swiftly being denied bond.