• Man charged after 71-year-old found shot to death outside Monroe home


    MONROE, N.C. - Police arrested 29-year-old Christopher Walker after they say he shot and killed a 71-year-old man Sunday night outside a home they shared in Monroe.

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    Officers responded to a shots fired call around 9:45 p.m. at a home on English Street.

    Upon arrival, officers said they found Archie Blount beside his vehicle, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

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    While investigating, police said they were called to a neighboring home where they found Walker and a weapon.

    Walker has been charged with first-degree murder.

    Investigators are working to determine the events leading up to the shooting. Officers said the men lived together in the home but did not clarify their relationship.

    Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department at (704) 282-4700.

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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