N.C. Mom Accused of Killing Adult Daughter on Thanksgiving

KC Baker

The Thanksgiving holiday turned deadly for a Virginia family when a 56-year-old woman allegedly shot and killed her 37-year-old daughter, say authorities.

On Thursday around 9:37 p.m., police were called to an apartment on Krupa Court in East Charlotte, where officers found Chante Lavarche Alexander suffering from a gunshot wound, ABC News and local station WCNC report.

Alexander was rushed to a Charlotte hospital, where she later died, WCNC reports.

Her mother, Elvira Elizabeth Alexander, was detained and taken to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department headquarters, where Homicide Unit detectives interviewed her, say police in a news release.

Alexander was arrested Friday and charged with murder and possession of a stolen firearm.

Elvira Elizabeth Alexander | AP/Shutterstock

She was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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She remains held in the Mecklenburg County Jail, according to online records.

No details have emerged yet as to what sparked the alleged shooting, which investigators have called “domestic-related,” ABC News reports.

It is unclear whether Alexander has retained an attorney who can speak on her behalf.

She has not yet entered a plea.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, or visit the Crime Stoppers website.