Woman fatally stabbed on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, CMPD says. Suspect caught.

A woman died after being stabbed just before dawn on North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

It happened in the 400 block around 6 a.m. Monday, March 4, CMPD said in a news release. The area is bordered by 7th and 8th streets.

A suspect is in custody.

“Upon arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. ... Medic transported the victim to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries,” CMPD said.

“Shortly after 8 a.m., the victim, Susan Annette Dillehay, 46, succumbed to her injuries.”

Investigators say a suspect was found not long after the stabbing and questioned.

Jessica Lashay Robinson, 32, was later charged with first-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and malicious conduct by a prisoner, jail records show.

She is being held without bond.

The killing was not random, police told The Charlotte Observer.

Police declined to say what prompted the killing or release further details about the incident.

Staff Writer Joe Marusak contributed.

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