• Suspects arrested in connection with murder of 21-year-old


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A north Charlotte woman told Eyewitness News on Saturday that she was shaken after finding a dead man's body in her front yard.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the woman found the body of 21-year-old Michael Shull in the 1800 block of Crestdale Drive after 10 p.m. Friday.

    Shull's father said the family is devastated and that his son was profoundly deaf. The father added Shull drove to Charlotte last night from Conover to pick up his girlfriend and they have no clue on why someone would have done this.

    His father said Shull had graduated from the N.C. School for the Deaf in Morganton.

    Lenoir Robinson had just turned onto her street when she spotted Shull's body.

    "I blew my horn at him thinking he was intoxicated or something, and he did not move," Robinson said.

    She said immediately she knew something was wrong. She looked down the street and saw two police cars and a tow truck. Police said someone had called 911 at 10:02 p.m. Friday to report a truck parked in the roadway.

    "So, I went down to the police and told them there was a man in my yard," Robinson said.

    Investigators said Shull was stabbed, but haven't said what led up to his death. They hadn't made any arrests by Saturday night.

    "It's not normal. This is a quiet neighborhood. Been here all my life," said neighbor Ricardo Holex.

    The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Aveance Bryant, 18-year-old Davonta Turner and 19-year-old Ashley Owens.

    Bryant has been arrested and remains in custody at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office.

    Turner and Owens were both arrested on Sunday morning in Hickory Grove.

    All three suspects have been charges with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to committ robbery.

    Eyewitness News looked and it seemed Saturday that Shull had no criminal history. Police would not say if the vehicle parked in the street was related to Shull's death.

    Investigators asked those with information about this incident to call CMPD.

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