Police: 3 charged with murder in connection to fatal shooting in May

CMPD investigating shooting that left one person dead

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say three people have been charged after a man was found with gunshot wounds after a fatal shooting May 6 in east Charlotte.

The shooting happened on Washburn Avenue around 11:00 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say officers were in the area for an unrelated issue when they heard shots fired.

Officers circulated the area and found Melvin Eugene Bell, 59, with a gunshot wound in the road, according to a release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD).

Medic pronounced Bell deceased on the scene.

After a lengthy investigation, detectives charged Datarius McHam, 22, Zsaquan Burris, 21 and Kendale Burris, 23, for their involvement in the murder of Bell.

During the course of their investigation the case detectives developed probable cause to obtain warrants on both individuals which have since been served. McHam has been charged with murder, while both Zsaquan and Kendale Burris have been charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

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