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CMPD Investigating First Homicide Of 2019


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating the city's first homicide of 2019 after a man was shot and killed in north Charlotte overnight.

Police were called to a home in the 8300 block of Highlander Court just before 3 a.m. for a report of an assault, where they found a man who had been fatally shot. An initial investigation found that the man was shot in the street, then ran to the front porch of his home.

Police identified the man as 54-year-old Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter. 

CMPD homicide detectives were also investigating another shooting death overnight. Officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at 4:29 a.m. in the 3000 block of Parkway Avenue. Police found a man sitting in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and pronounced dead at the hopsital. Police identiifed the victim as 38-year-old Nathan Lamont Roberts.

Updated at 6:34 p.m. January 1, 2019