‘Danger to the public.’ Man accused of killing woman in NoDa connected to reported assault and break-in


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released further information Tuesday on a wanted man who they say ‘is a danger to the public’ following a 24-hour crime spree where they say he took the life of a woman at an art studio in NoDa.

CMPD said Malek Moore, 29, assaulted a woman on the greenway in the 2100 block of North Davidson Street around 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, before reportedly killing Gabryelle Allnutt, 29, the same day around 10 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of E. 22nd Street. Her body was found early Monday morning.

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CMPD said Allnutt was an artist who recently traveled to Charlotte seeking shelter from Hurricane Ida.

Early Tuesday morning, CMPD said Moore then broke into the Exchange at 36th Street in the 400 block of E 36th Street.

Moore has warrants for his arrest for murder, first-degree burglary, and kidnapping. He should be considered armed and dangerous, CMPD said.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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