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Police Say Man Found Dead In West Charlotte Was Killed

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TONY WEBSTER
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Police say a 58-year-old man who was found dead in what appeared to be a wreck this weekend in west Charlotte was the victim of a homicide.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the 1000 block of Little Rock Road about 8:50 p.m. Saturday about a disturbance. Officers found what appeared to be a wreck between a truck and a motorcycle in the front yard of a home.

Jimmy Tilley, who was on the motorcycle, was dead when police arrived. On Monday, CMPD said detectives had launched a homicide investigation. The department hasn't said how Tilley died.

His death marks the 92nd homicide reported by CMPD in 2019.

Police ask anyone with information that can help detectives solve a homicide to call 704-334-8477.