CMPD: Second man charged after deadly shooting near uptown

Busy intersection near uptown Charlotte blocked after man shot to death

CHARLOTTE — Police were investigating a homicide after a man was shot to death early last Friday just north of uptown Charlotte.

Officers were called a little after 4 a.m. to the scene on North College Street, near East 12th Street, and found the victim near the edge of the road, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Stephen Robinson, 37, died at the scene.

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Channel 9 crews could see several CMPD cruisers at the intersection and crime scene tape roping off the area and blocking the road. Dozens of tents could be seen set up at the intersection. The area is known as Tent City, where many homeless people sleep.

It was unclear if the victim was homeless, but CMPD Maj. Ryan Butler said police think he lived in the area.

CMPD charged Xavier Hough, 33, with murder. On Thursday, officers charged a second suspect, 19-year-old Alexander Mack, with murder.

Police spoke with witnesses and looking at video evidence from business in the area.

“One homicide is too many,” Butler told Channel 9 at the scene. “I know that 2020 is a very unique year for a variety of reasons -- none of that justifies the unlawful taking of another person’s life. We’ve got another homicide victim, which means we have family members that are going to be directly impacted. We have friends of the victim that are going to be directly impacted. A homicide doesn’t just affect one or two people.”

The intersection was reopened around 7:15 a.m.

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