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Corrections Officer shot, killed in southwest Charlotte


The man who was shot and killed in southwest Charlotte Thursday was a Corrections Officer at Lanesboro Correctional Institute near Wadesboro. He was an officer for the past two years. The victim is 27 year old Bias Easley. His brother is remembering him as a good person who loved his job.

"Most people who work for the government," his brother said. "Want to make the world a better place."

The brother wants the killer found quickly so the family can have rest.

"This was senseless," the brother said. "We got to stop this. You can't take somebody's life like that with no justice being served."

The shooting was reported Thursday around 5 p.m. from the High Meadow apartment complex on the 800 block of Farmhurst Drive.

"He'll do anything for you," the brother said. "If he could help you he'll do it for you."

WBTV's Sky 3 was over the scene, where investigators had taped off a section of a parking lot at the complex, and appeared to be focused on a car in that lot.

A neighbor whose apartment is near the shooting said "I heard five gunshots. I heard three go off then I heard two more gunshots. I was laying on the couch."

She said minutes later helicopters were hovering above, and police were on the scene.

"I came outside and I seen the light skinned boy out there laying down on the ground - face on the bumper - dead" said the neighbor, who didn't want to give her name. "His face was on the bumper and he was on his knees"

Investigators said no one else was hurt.

"It's very disheartening to come home and see this in your neighborhood. And alarming," another neighbor said, "This neighborhood has been progressing and doing well lately."

Police canvassed the apartment complex looking for witnesses, but had not made an arrest.

"Anybody know of any whereabouts of the killer," the brother said.  "Speak up, you are not a punk if you help solve the case on a senseless crime."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective, or Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.

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