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Arrest Made In Connection With North Charlotte Murder


Updated 7:20 a.m.

Police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide in north Charlotte's Genesis Park neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Carlton Hancock, 47, has been charged with the murder of Brian Scott Carriker, 56.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says that officers found Carriker in a home off of Oaklawn Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday while responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon. Carriker was dead from "obvious trauma" when officers arrived.

Hancock has also been charged with assault by strangulation.

This marks the 48th homicide in Charlotte this year.