• Early-morning homicide killed young father

    By: Paige Hansen


    CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating an early-morning homicide in North Charlotte.

    Police said they received a call to respond to the 2200 block of Julia Avenue around 4:40 a.m.

    When officers arrived, they found Dexter Lattimore, 30, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Medic.

    Detectives are working to determine if there were any witnesses to the shooting.

    Lattimore’s father, also named Dexter, met with police on the scene Saturday. His son leaves behind two young children, 6 and 8. He is hoping someone will come forward in his son’s death.

    “No matter how big or small you might think, we need to find out what happened to him from 8 on yesterday evening until 4:30 this morning,” said Lattimore.

    Anyone with information is asked to call CMPD at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

    Tonight on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11, Lattimore’s father reveals the last person his son spoke to before he was shot.

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