Police: Man shot, killed in west Charlotte in the city’s 3rd homicide in 2 days

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating its third homicide in two days after a man was found shot in west Charlotte on Thursday evening.

CMPD said officers were called to Markland Drive near Old Steele Creek Road at about 10:45 p.m. for an assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived, police said they found Brandon Adams-Jones, 29, who had been shot. MEDIC said he died at the scene.

Investigators did not have any information immediately available about if they are looking for a suspect in connection to the case.

A Channel 9 crew at the scene saw more than 15 police vehicles and at least a dozen officers in the neighborhood. Crime tape and evidence markers could be seen blocking the street.

CMPD asks anyone with information to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a detective. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by clicking here.

The homicide investigation was the third CMPD conducted within 48 hours. The first was on Wednesday night, when officers found Aveon Baker shot outside a Wendy’s near Northlake Mall. The second was in east Charlotte Thursday morning. Police said they were called to Riding Trail Road for a report of a suspicious person. They said that when they arrived, they found a man with “apparent trauma,” who died at the scene.

This is a developing story. Check wsoctv.com for updates.

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