by: Kathryn Burcham Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are turning to the public for help to find the person who killed a Charlotte man outside a rap concert last year.
It's been more than one year since police said 24-year-old James Price was stabbed to death in a gravel parking lot outside PNC Music Pavilion following a concert by rap star Lil Wayne.
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Investigators said Price was defending his girlfriend when he was attacked by a group of male concert-goers.
"I was aware that something had happened because I saw ambulance and police cars coming down flying -- everybody just kind of rushed over towards that parking lot," said concert-goer Dexter Davis.
Police said despite the hundreds of people who likely witnessed the attack on Price, they could not develop any solid leads.
"There was a lot of foot traffic and I'm sure that there's somebody out there that saw something but we weren't at the point where we could identify one specific individual and say that's our primary suspect," said Capt. Cecil Brisbon.
Price would have turned 25 years old last week and homicide investigators are asking any witnesses to finally come forward.
"My plea is for help. My plea is for assistance, not just for us but for this family. He was well-loved. His parents and girlfriend miss him deeply," Brisbon said.
As Lil Wayne and rap star Drake are set to return to PNC on Saturday night, police said they will have their usual patrol of officers at the venue.
Concert-goers said the venue could do more to improve safety measures including adding more lighting and surveillance cameras.
"I think they really got a lot of work to do around here to prevent a lot of this stuff," Davis said.
Channel 9 called officials at PNC for comment but did not hear back by deadline.
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