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One person arrested in connection with homicide in Uptown, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE — One person has been arrested in connection with a homicide that occurred Friday morning in Uptown Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

MEDIC responded to N. Poplar Street just after 10 a.m. for a shooting. Leon Mack, 71, was pronounced dead on the scene. MEDIC said Mack died as a result of a shooting, but police have not confirmed the cause of death. The victim was found on the driver’s side of a truck.

Channel 9 reporter Almiya White spoke with neighbors who said this recent shooting has them on edge.

“This is getting pretty bad over here. You know? I mean, I’ve been over here for a year now. And it’s never been anything like this,” resident Cecil Felton said.

This homicide comes less than 24 hours after another shooting that left three people hurt in Uptown near East 6th Street.

“I’m not used to that being this close to home,” Felton said. “You know me I’m not used to that and it’s given me cause for concern.”

Another resident told Channel 9 that she feels extra security is needed in the area.

“We don’t have security in our area,” resident Cecelia Hendking said. “We have asked for them to have security here.”

Just before 2:30 p.m., police announced that they had arrested 51-year-old Terry Thompson in connection with this case.

Thompson has been charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police said they are not looking for any other suspects at this time.


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