"He had a different way of looking at the land, the trouble at hand or any circumstance that might just come along .... and he measured his life in cedar posts and miles of barbed wire fence”.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Another Night Another Charlotte Homicide in South Charlotte
CMPD is working another South Charlotte homicide.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A man was shot and killed in a south Charlotte parking lot during an argument, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Several officers responded to the scene near South Boulevard and Sharon Lakes Drive just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say the victim and suspect had an altercation outside of a laundromat in the Sharon Lakes Business Center.
A family member took the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say the victim is a man, but his identity has not been released.
No one has been taken into custody. Witnesses and anyone else with information about the suspect is asked to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.
Cedar'sTake: Sharon Lakes used to be a pretty upscale and crime free area. From the 1980's to the late 1990's the area was populated by young working professionals. Then the city of Charlotte figured it was a great area for affordable housing.
Today the area is home to low income African American families and an exploding Latino population. All within a a mile of some of the most expensive residential real estate in Charlotte.
Another example of poor zoning spreading crime throughout Charlotte.