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School Cafeteria Worker Shot To Death In Charlotte

An elementary school cafeteria worker was shot and killed Monday morning in an upscale Charlotte neighborhood.

The shooting death of Beatrice Fells led to a lockdown at Myers Park Traditional Elementary School and at nearby Queens University.

Weeks before she died, Fells took out a restraining order against her husband, identified as Larry Fells. On Nov. 5, a judge ordered Larry Fells to stay away from his estranged wife, her daughter and the place where Beatrice Fells worked.

After the shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police sent bulletins to other law enforcement agencies and officers searched for Larry Fells for hours. The state Highway Patrol says Larry Fells surrendered to a trooper at about 1 p.m. The patrol says the trooper had been inspecting a truck in Union County when Fells approached and said he was wanted for a murder in Charlotte.


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