by Katie Orlando



DAVIDSON – A former Charlotte police officer has died after he shot his ex-wife in the neck at her Davidson home before shooting himself in the head, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.
Neighbors called police around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, after hearing gunshots come at 19701 Callaway Hills Lane. When police arrived they found Jeremy Hester, 31, and his ex-wife, Erin Marie Cobb, 28, in the front yard suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
The couple had been arguing inside the home before the shooting, neighbors told investigators. It is unclear what the two were arguing about.
Paramedics rushed the couple to Carolinas Medical Center in downtown Charlotte for treatment. Hester died there Tuesday, Sept. 27. Cobb remained hospitalized as of Wednesday, Sept. 28. Her condition was not immediately available.
Hester would have faced charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, a police spokesman said.
Hester resigned as a patrol officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department last year. He’d served since 2007, police said.
The couple was married May 3, 2007. Court records show Cobb filed for divorce last year.
It is unclear if Cobb was renting the Callaway Hills Lane house or staying with someone. She had been living in Concord until earlier this year.
Anyone with information in this shooting is asked to contact investigators at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
This is the second such shooting in two weeks.
Last week, a 25-year-old cashier at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kannapolis was killed by her 31-year-old husband, Por Ye Lor. The couple had a fight at the store before Lor shot her before turning the gun on himself, reports said. Both were killed.