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Man confesses to east Charlotte homicide, police say

Zhonton Zhavet Berry (Mecklenburg County Jail) Zhonton Zhavet Berry (Mecklenburg County Jail)
Jarius Tyrone Henley (Mecklenburg County Jail) Jarius Tyrone Henley (Mecklenburg County Jail)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte say they found a man fatally shot in an east Charlotte apartment Thursday morning.

The incident was reported at 9:58 a.m. on the 7000 block of Snow Lane off of East WT Harris Boulevard, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Officers responded to a 911 call for an assault with a deadly weapon. They entered the apartment and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medic crews pronounced the man dead on scene. He was identified Thursday afternoon as 27-year-old Zhonton Zhavet Berry.

Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident. 

They were able to identify a suspect and later arrested 34-year-old Jarius Tyrone Henley. Henley is charged with murder. Police said he confessed to the murder.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a detective. 

The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app web site at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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