CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was shot and killed in a Charlotte motel room early Sunday morning. Police say a homicide investigation is underway.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened at the Holiday Motel in the 6000 block of North Tryon Street around 2:30 a.m.
Police say 35-year-old Demarco Crawford was charged with the murder of 25-year-old Justin Fuller.
The shooting reportedly happened after an argument between Fuller, Crawford and several people in the motel room escalated.
Crawford reportedly left the room, returned and shot Fuller. Crawford then fled the scene.
Crawford was later arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center where he was interviewed by detectives.
At the end of the interview, Demarco Crawford was charged with murder and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Crawford’s bond remained the same in his initial court hearing on Tuesday and he will next be brought to court on Dec. 5 for a bond hearing and Dec. 17 for a probable cause hearing.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.