NC woman shot and killed while walking home, found dead behind business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) — A 26-year-old woman was found shot and killed behind a Plaza Midwood business Saturday morning.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said an investigation is underway in the 1300 block of the Plaza. Officers said they were called to that location at 2:47 a.m. by someone who reported shots being fired in the area.

UPDATE: Family, friends remember NC woman shot to death while walking home

When officers arrived, they found a woman, later identified as Katherine “Kétie” Memory Jones, lying in a driveway suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics pronounced her dead on scene.

Sunday, Jones’ family released photos in hopes that someone is the community will come forward and provide information to further the investigation into her death.

Jones is from Asheville, but graduated from Providence High School in Charlotte in 2008. That same year she attended Marymount Manhattan College in Brooklyn, NY and studied theatre design, according to her Facebook page.

People who knew Jones are using social media to mourn her loss. One of those posts was from her employer, Midwood Smokehouse.

In a Facebook post, the restaurant called her death “senseless.”

“She was a joy to have as part of our team,” Midwood Smokehouse said in a statement. “Guests commented often about her warmth and friendliness. She will be sorely missed. We are devastated by her senseless death.”

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