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CMPD: Man found dead in uptown Charlotte apartment identified, arrest made

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A man who was found dead in a uptown Charlotte apartment complex Friday night has been identified and a man has been charged with his murder, police say. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, they received a call shortly after 10:30 p.m. regarding a possible homicide at the Presley Uptown Apartments on East Stonewall Street.  

Upon arrival, officers said they had to force entry into one of the units. CMPD said they found 35-year-old Julian Ray Williams dead inside an apartment unit.

"No, I didn't believe it. It's surprising it happened in Charlotte, especially Uptown, upscale, in a nice place," said Bouasavanh Thephitask, who lives in the apartment.

As of Saturday, police said Williams' death is a result of a homicide. Officials have not released the cause of Williams' death. 

CMPD said 20-year-old Andre Amir Young-Johnson was charged with the murder of Williams. Young-Johnson was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and first-degree kidnapping. 

Officers said they believe the homicide occurred earlier Friday evening. 

"I walk my dogs here late at night, didn't think it would happen, something like that. Now, I'm cautious now," Thephitask said.

Police believe Williams and Johnson possibly knew each other. 

Thephitask told WBTV even though he's going to be more cautious now, he's not worried this will become a trend in this area.

"It does not change my mind about this area," Thephitask said.

The homicide is not related to any events surrounding Speed Street, according to officers. 

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