82-year-old husband charged with murder in shooting death of wife

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a local 82-year-old man after they said he shot his wife, killing her. 

Officers said at 8:57 a.m. Thursday, June 9 they were called to the 7900 block of Langford Court in the Hickory Grove Division. 

Upon arrival, officers found an elderly woman inside the home suffering from apparent gunshot wound. The woman was pronounced dead on scene. 

During the investigation, the husband of the victim was voluntary transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives. As a result of evidence gathered on scene and information obtained during the interview, detectives charged James Nelson Norris, 82, with the murder of Charlene Ellen Norris, 79. 

Her family has been notified of her death.

Norris has been transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Murder. 

This is an ongoing investigation.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Isenhour is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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