Man charged with murder in deadly northeast Charlotte shooting

Two people shot, one dead in the University area

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man in the University City area Monday night.

Michael Kevin Duncan, 26, is charged with fatally shooting 48-year-old Darian Curry.

According to police, Curry and 33-year-old Michael Johnston were shot around 7:10 p.m. along the 10200-block of Berkeley Place Drive, near Pinnacle Drive. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the shooting was drug-related.

Officers were seen putting crime tape up around the parking lot at Holy Joe's Meats and More.

Police say 911 operators received a call from one of the victims, who said he had been shot and was on his way to the hospital. The victim ran into a restaurant to report the shooting before going into the parking lot, the police report says.

When officers arrived at Carolinas Medical Center-University, they were told by the emergency room staff that two men were in the ER, both suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Curry was later pronounced dead. Johnston remains at the hospital in serious condition.

Evidence gathered in the investigation pointed to Duncan as a suspect, CMPD says. He was brought to police headquarters and interviewed by detectives. Duncan is facing a charge for first-degree murder.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Duncan will be charged and sent to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, police say.

Curry's family has been notified of his death.

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