3 people charged after man found shot to death inside south Charlotte hotel room

CHARLOTTE — Police have charged three people after a man was found shot to death inside a hotel room in south Charlotte early Saturday morning.

It happened around 12:45 a.m. on Westpark Drive, which is near Tyvola Road and Interstate 77.

Officers said they were on Westpark Drive for an unrelated call when they heard a shot being fired in the area. As they started to investigate, they found 31-year-old Dean Varian with a gunshot wound in a hotel room.

Varian was taken to the hospital, but he later died from his injuries.

Police charged Alicia Thrower, 25, Kheelen Stockdale, 21 and a 16-year-old with first-degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Detectives have not said what led to the shooting at this point.

No other information has been released.

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

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