Charlotte, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for the suspect who shot and killed a woman in Plaza Midwood Wednesday night.

According to CMPD, the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Central Avenue at around 11 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers found a woman, later identified as 29-year-old Jessica Smith, with an apparent gunshot wound.

Smith was later pronounced dead.

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Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Sinnott is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 20181017-2322-00.