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Domestic Violence
Eighth Domestic Violence Homicide of 2010
Charlotte-Mecklenburg leads the State of North Carolina in domestic violence related homicides once again, according to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Police report they found Pamela Garmon, 28, with a gunshot wound Wednesday night when responding to a possible assault at a home in Northwest Charlotte.  Police later arrested her boyfriend Jamar Springs, 27, at Northlake Mall when he tried to carjack a vehicle.

This latest domestic violence homicide is the eighth of 2010 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. There were a total of seven for all of last year. This is also the 63rd domestic violence related homicide in North Carolina this year.  There were 67 at this point last year and a total of 70 for all of 2009.

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council (DVAC) marches in response to all domestic violence related homicides on the square at Trade and Tryon Streets at 12:15 p.m. the Thursday following the homicide. Go to for details.

For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Women's Commission at (704) 432-SAFE or (704)336-3210 or the United Family Services’ Shelter for Battered Women at (704) 332-2513.


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