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Man charged after woman found dead in northwest Charlotte

Corey Patterson is accused of killing the mother of his 3-year-old and abducting the child from a home in northwest Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man is facing multiple charges, including murder, in connection with the killing of a mother in northwest Charlotte early Sunday. 

Corey Patterson, 29, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon related to the death of Jaqusica Wilson, 27. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Wilson was found shot to death at a home on Swan Drive near Meadowlark Landing Drive Sunday morning. 

Patterson was also accused of abducting his 3-year-old daughter early Sunday, which prompted an Amber Alert. CMPD said Patterson was taken into custody when the child was found Sunday afternoon. Detectives said Patterson and Wilson were the parents of the girl who was abducted. She has been reunited with family members and is safe, according to CMPD. 

He had his first court date on Monday, Feb. 14. He is currently being held without bond. No other updates have been made available to WCNC Charlotte.

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The investigation remains active and ongoing. Any person with information about this case or any other incident is asked to call CMPD's Crime Stoppers line at 704-334-1600. Witnesses may also call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly with homicide detectives. 

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