CPCC student identified as victim in Charlotte's 80th homicide of 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating a homicide that happened Monday night in University City, officials said.

The latest homicide marks the 80th in Charlotte in 2017.

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Officers responded to a welfare check call around 11 p.m. in the 500 block of Barton Creek Drive and found a man with an apparent gunshot wound.

The man, identified as 19-year-old Jervais Wan Ya Cain, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police said he was a student at CPCC and may have known his killer.

No arrests have been made and officers were looking for any witnesses.

Channel 9 watched as detectives collected evidence at the scene, and police said the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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