Man shot, killed outside west Charlotte apartment complex

Ben Williamson | WBTV
Ben Williamson | WBTV
Ben Williamson | WBTV
Ben Williamson | WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A 31-year-old man was killed in a shooting in west Charlotte Thursday morning.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Jonathan Dominique Cauthen was shot and killed outside an apartment complex on Catherine Simmons Avenue just before 3 a.m. Cauthen was pronounced dead on scene, officers say.

Police say witnesses in the area have not been cooperative and officers have very little leads so far. Catherine Simmons Avenue near Beatties Ford Road was shut down for several hours while police investigate.

CMPD tweeted that about the incident around 3:43 a.m.

No arrests have been made in this shooting.

This shooting marks the city's 67th homicide in 2017. There were 69 homicides in Charlotte in 2016, according to CMPD.

Laymon Moore, 29, was shot and killed on Catherine Simmons Avenue in March. Police say he was walking on the street when a car pulled up, shot him and then drove away. No one has been arrested in the Moore's deadly shooting.

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