CMPD Investigates Man's Death Near Uptown As Homicide

Apr 5, 2019

Charlotte Mecklenburg police say they're treating the suspicious death of a 60-year-old man just south of uptown Charlotte Friday as a homicide.

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Police were called around 3 p.m. to the 100 block of Morrow Street, just south of I-277 near Central Piedmont Community College. They found a man with apparent trauma, who was pronounced dead on the scene by MEDIC.

The man has been identified as James Scott Anderson. Based on a preliminary investigation and examination by the medical examiner, police are treating this case as a homicide.

CMPD homicide detectives are still searching for witnesses.

Also Friday, CMPD announced that a 50-year-old man was charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman north of uptown Charlotte Wednesday night. Tomka Antonio McDowell faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.