CMPD Investigating 2 Unrelated Deaths From Separate Shootings

Sep 1, 2018

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Police are investigating two unrelated shooting deaths that occurred in Charlotte over the weekend.

A man died after he was shot while driving down Brookshire Boulevard in northwest Charlotte early Saturday morning. 

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Preston Nicholson, 44, was driving toward center city on Brookshire Boulevard around 2 a.m. when an unknown suspect shot him as he passed through the intersection of Lawton Road.

Police have not named a suspect, but believe the person was also traveling inbound on Brookshire Boulevard.

Nicholson's car ran off the side of the road, where it remained until emergency responders arrived at the scene and transported Nicholson to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The shooting came on the heels of another shooting in northeast Charlotte Friday afternoon. Police say a 24-year-old man was shot after he was involved in an argument with two other people outside the Southside Apartments on Fairwood Avenue.

The man, identified as Decario Bethea, was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries two hours later. Police have not announced any arrests in the case.