Family: Man killed in Charlotte shooting was 'husband, father and good person'

Argument leads to homicide in west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte man has been identified as police investigate their sixth homicide in the city in six days. Officers don't believe Thursday's shooting is connected to the other cases.

"At this point in the investigation nothing indicates that this incident is related to this past weekend's events," police said in a statement Thursday afternoon, referencing a series of shootings in Charlotte that left five other people dead.

According to police, 42-year-old Anthony Tyrone Barbour got into an "altercation" with another person in front of his home along the 300-block of Oregon Street around 3:43 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

That argument ended with Barbour being shot in broad daylight, police say. When officers arrived, they found Barbour's body. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers are reportedly looking for a red Impala with two people inside that was seen leaving the area after the shooting. Family members have words for the killer.

"You know who you are," Victim's niece Shakia said. "You hurt a lot of us. You hurt a whole community. You hurt everybody. Whoever you are, you won't get away for long."

Police are urging anyone with information to call police, so are family members.

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"Please just come forward," the niece said. "And tell whatever you know."

Neighbors are reacting to the fact their community is the site of another shooting happening in Charlotte.

"Now that's crazy," neighbor Anthony Morrison said. "This is Charlotte, North Carolina not Chicago. Let's get it together people."

Morrison tells WBTV the victim's nickname in the neighborhood was AB. He says he just talked to Barbour 24 hours before he was found dead.

"He was a good guy," Morrison said. "Whatever had happened, it could have been worked out different."

Family members say Barbour was a husband, a father and a good person.

"Stop the violence," the niece said. "Don't let his death be in vain. Stop the violence, that's all I am asking - stop the violence. Love one another."

As police continue to investigate relatives hope something good can come out of this bad situation.

"Let somebody life be changed," Victim's Sister Angela Barbour said. "Let a difference be made. Stop all the violence. It gets us nowhere."

If you can help police solve this case, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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