• Detectives charge man in shooting death of Charlotte man


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives charged a man, who was already in jail for unrelated offenses, with the killing of a man in west Charlotte last November.
    Detectives charged Joseph Gerell Banks, 23, with the killing of Shakeem Ray Dickens.
    After detectives interviewed Banks, they charged him with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    On Nov. 22, officials found Dickens in the woods in Westerly Hills Park. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene and said he had suffered a gunshot wound.

    Banks will face a judge on the new charges Monday.   
    Police said the investigation is still ongoing.

    If you have any information, call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Hunter is the lead detective assigned to the case. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website.

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