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3rd suspect charged in murder of woman in north Charlotte

Donte Clements, 31, was charged Friday with the murder that happened back in May on Catherine Simmons Ave.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A third suspect was arrested in connection with the death of a woman in north Charlotte back in May. 

Donte Clements, 31, was charged with murder on Friday. 

Credit: Mecklenburg County Jail
Donte Clements

According to police, the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on May 25 in the 1500 block of Catherine Simmons Ave. 

When police arrived, they found 26-year-old Monica Smith suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside an apartment.

Medic transported her to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. 

Police did not think Smith lived in the apartment. 

Police previously charged 24-year-old Natron McDougald and 18-year-old Marquis Faulkner in the case.

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Natron McDougald
Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Marquis Faulkner

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