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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