Man killed after car crash leads to shooting in northeast Charlotte

Person killed after car crash leads to shooting in northeast Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say a man was killed after a car crash led to a shooting in northeast Charlotte Wednesday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the area of West Sugar Creek Road and North Tryon Street around 8:45 p.m.

Officers responded to a crash involving two vehicles. When officers arrived, they found two vehicles in a parking lot and a man with a gunshot wound.

The man, identified as 37-year-old Richard Clements, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say preliminary information indicates that Clements and the suspect were involved in an accident which led to an argument. Clements reportedly got out of the car and was shot by the suspect.

Police say the suspect remained on scene and rendered aid to Clements.

This is an ongoing, active investigation and no further information was released.

In November of 2019, CMPD said that this case is no longer being considered a homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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