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Man charged in east Charlotte shooting death

Gary Lavard Austin, 52. (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office) Gary Lavard Austin, 52. (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A 52-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder after police say he fatally shot a man in east Charlotte early Saturday morning.

Officers said they were called out to the 6900-block of Olde Savannah Road around 12:34 a.m. to the report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

When they arrived, they found 31-year-old Donnelle Quinton McDonald with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead by MEDIC.

Another man, 52-year-old Gary Lavard Austin was taken into custody and interviewed by detectives. He was later charged with murder in Quinton's death. 

Police say Austin and McDonald are believed to be family members and were involved in an altercation that led to the shooting.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case.  

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

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