Man found dead near cemetery in Uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Police officers responded to a homicide shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday near a cemetery in Uptown Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives said a passerby tried to help someone who was on the ground on West Ninth Street near North Graham Street.

The man, 37-year-old Jaimeo Sanchez Simpson, died from traumatic injuries at the scene, but CMPD didn’t say how he died.

Officers were investigating near The AvidXchange Music Factory but police do not think it’s connected.

“I do not believe at this time that there is any indication that the person was visiting any of the nearby locations, such as The Music Factory,” said CMPD Maj. Ryan Jackson.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story, check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

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