Neighbors distraught after man shot in chest, killed after crashing car into house

Neighbors distraught after man shot in chest, killed after crashing car into house

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who was fatally shot before crashing into an east Charlotte home Friday morning has been identified as 29-year-old Kelvin Dunlap Jr.

The incident happened around 9:12 a.m. at a home on Pinyon Lane off of Harrisburg Road.

Police say Dunlap, who crashed into the home which sparked a fire, had been shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead by Medic. Family shared photos of Dunlap, who was about to turn 30.

Police say they are investigating his death as a homicide.

Police say one person was in the house at the time of the crash. That person is not hurt, but will have to find another place to stay until their home is repaired.

Police are still sorting out where and when Dunlap was shot, as well as who shot him.

For neighbors, the scene is an emotional sight to drive by.

Rose Thomas has lived in the neighborhood for 17 years, but the flashing lights, the police tape, is something new for her.

“It broke my heart, and I immediately teared up. Because I’m like, something is wrong in this neighborhood,” Thomas said. “It’s in your face every day. You hear this every day when you wake up in Charlotte, somebody has killed somebody. I don’t understand it.”

Officers say they don’t have any details on who may have done this, and they’re asking anyone with any bit of information to call them right away.

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