Victim identified in deadly northwest Charlotte shooting, man charged with murder

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was killed in a shooting in northwest Charlotte Thursday afternoon was identified Sunday morning.

Police identified the victim as De'Monte RaShawn Perkins, 22.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers received a call about a reported shooting on the 5400 block of Windy Valley Drive, near Hovis and Rozelles Ferry Roads around 5 p.m. Thursday. Police said when officers arrived at the scene they found Perkins deceased with a gunshot wound.

There was a heavy police presence in the neighborhood for hours. Officers had a portion of the street taped off while they investigated.

One neighbor, Tyrone Cregg, says he was sitting on his porch with his child when he heard the shots. He says the scene left him unsettled.

"The bullet might have missed him, and come down and shot me sitting on the porch with my 9-month-old baby," Cregg said.

Cregg says he moved his family to the area to get away from crime, only to end up with a homicide scene just doors down.

"You don't know who's going to aim a gun, who's going to shoot," he said.

Other neighbors say the flashing lights and police tape are all too familiar.

"You live in this neighborhood... I've gotten a little bit used to it," Edward Zaremsky said.

On Saturday, police arrested and charged 24-year-old Jacobe Levone Walker with murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

This shooting marks Charlotte's 60th homicide in 2017.

If you have any information about this shooting, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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