Man charged with murder in parking lot shooting near Camp North End

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting Wednesday afternoon in north Charlotte.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., investigators responded to the parking lot of a shopping center at the corner of North Graham and West 24th streets, CMPD said.

Police said Charles Jimmie Maxie, Jr., 46, had been shot and died later at the hospital.

On Thursday, investigators arrested the suspect, Cedric Thompson, 29, and charged him with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

“There’s not a homicide that’s going to occur in the city that’s not frustrating,” CMPD Maj. Ryan Butler said. “Every homicide is the loss of an individual life.”

Witnesses said they saw a man get shot in the parking lot of Wayne’s Supermarket and a possible suspect’s vehicle drove off on North Graham Street.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective. Detective Diekhaus is the lead detective assigned to this case. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by clicking here.

No further information has been released.

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