CMPD investigating homicide after man found dead during welfare check

CHARLOTTE — Police are investigating after they found a man dead Thursday night in Steele Creek.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, officers went to South Tryon Street near Steele Creek Road for a welfare check just before 12 a.m. Thursday. Detectives said when they arrived, they found 29-year-old Eric Behrends lying on the ground.

Investigators said he died at the scene.

No suspect information has been released at this time.

Police asked anyone with information to call 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide detective. Detective Trietley is the lead detective assigned to this case. You can also leave information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by clicking here.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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