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Domestic violence shooting prompted Amber Alert for 3-year-old

Posted December 15, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014

 Delveare Washington

— Domestic violence prompted a brief Amber Alert Monday morning for a 3-year-old Iredell County boy, police said.

Mooresville police charged William Delveare Washington, 35, with one count of attempted first-degree murder in a shooting that happened around 8:30 a.m. on Sharpe Street.

Local television stations reported that Washington allegedly kicked in a door at a home, shot a woman who was inside and then took off with her son.

That prompted the Amber Alert, which was issued and canceled just before noon.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Washington and found the child, unharmed, with Washington.

Police did not elaborate on how Washington knows the boy's mother.

Her name has not been released. She was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, where her condition wasn't available Monday afternoon.


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  • mad_dash Dec 16, 2014

    BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! Oh.. Im not supposed to say that here either huh??

  • EliteOne Dec 15, 2014

    Thank the police that the boy was found safe.

  • ncprr1 Dec 15, 2014

    Let me guess, the kids father? That's the case in 99% of Amber Alerts. I don't usually even look at them anymore.

  • babylaceycarpenter Dec 15, 2014

    View quoted thread


  • tierneemalinadeveaux Dec 15, 2014

    Thank God the boy was found safe.