CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CMPD is currently conducting a homicide investigation in the 6700 block of N. Tryon Street.
Police report that multiple shots were fired outside of a shopping center at that location. A call for service came in at 9:02 p.m. and upon arrival, officers located a man with an apparent gunshot wound at the scene who would was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. The victim was later identified as 27-year-old Demetrius Thomas
Initial investigation has revealed that the victim had been standing outside a business in the shopping center when he was shot by an unknown suspect who then fled the scene. No individual has been taken into custody at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information has been released to this point.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective C. Sinnott the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 20181009-210201.