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Police find man fatally shot at bottom of apartment staircase

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Police in east Charlotte are searching for clues after a man was found shot at the bottom of a apartment complex staircase Monday morning.

The call came into the 911 dispatch center as a man who had fallen down the staircase at the Ashley Place Apartments off of the 6000 block of Idlewild Road, according to police.

But when emergency crews arrived, the found more then what they were expecting.

Police identified the man as 36-year-old Olman Lainez Cruz.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Cruz had been shot.  He was pronounced dead by Medics a few minutes after they arrived just after midnight.

Homicide detectives secured the area, and started knocking on doors looking for any witnesses they could find.

Many people we talked to said they didn't know anything had happened until police showed up.

Police are looking for help in this case.  If you have any information that could help officials, you're asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 334-1600.

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