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Police Investigating Homicide In East Charlotte


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in east Charlotte after a man was found shot and killed Friday morning.

Police responded to a call for service at 7:34 a.m. in the 5000 block of Idlewild Road North near Albemarle Road Park. CMPD officers who responded to the call found a man on a path with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene by MEDIC.

Police later identified the victim as 21-year-old Shakier Henderson.

No other information was released. 

This is Charlotte’s third homicide of the new year.