CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man shot and killed on Tresevant Avenue in west Charlotte Wednesday morning has been identified by police as 22-year-old Titus Campbell
Police say they got a call for an assault with a deadly weapon at a home behind the Wendy’s on Freedom Drive around 3:38 a.m. Officers told WBTV a group of people were inside the home when a fight broke out and Campbell was shot and killed.
Officials arrived to find Campbell with a gunshot wound and pronounced him dead. Jamarkus Crawford, 26, was later charged with taken into custody by CMPD and charged with his murder.
According to WBTV’s Caroline Hicks, who was on scene, this started out as a gathering of friends that turned deadly.
Neighbors on this street say they are horrified to wake up to this.
“I have a 5 year old, a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 7-month-old baby and it just terrifies me to have the same street I live on,” Jamee Collins said.
Collins says she moved here in April and after this murder she plans to move elsewhere.
“People always say the West side is the bad side, but it had been pretty quiet,” she said. “Now after this it’s time to relocate, it’s time to put them somewhere that’s a better environment because I can’t have my kids around this.”
This is Charlotte’s 17th homicide in 2019. In comparison, officers were investigating their 6th homicide during the same time frame last year.
Campbell’s family has been notified of his death.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.