• CMPD investigate homicide in north Charlotte


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were on the scene of a homicide Monday at the 1500 block of Whisnant Street in north Charlotte.

    Police identified the victim as 20-year-old Alquez Lee Thompson.

    Walter G. Byers Elementary School was placed on lockdown.  The lockdown was lifted after about 30 minutes.

    CMPD investigators marked off dozens of shell casings where the shooting occurred.

    Investigators said the shooter and Thompson knew each other.

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