Man wanted for murder after man found dead in Ballantyne home

Police seeking out 'person of interest’ in man’s killing in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte police are looking for a man they believe killed another man in a Ballantyne community Thursday afternoon.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to the incident on Paperbark Circle after a call came in around 4 p.m. Officers located a man, identified as 45-year-old Alvin Fletcher, with apparent trauma inside of a home. Fletcher was pronounced dead at the scene.

There’s no word on what happened, but officers said on Thursday they were looking to speak with another man who they describe as an “invited guest” they believe was at the home Thursday afternoon.

On Monday, police said they were charging 41-year-old Derrick Allen McIlwain with murder in Fletcher’s death. McIlwain has not been apprehended and authorities are asking for the public’s help locating him.

Derrick McIlwain
Derrick McIlwain (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)

A nearby school was placed on lockdown right before 5 p.m., as officers investigated.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.

Anyone who sees McIlwain or has information about his whereabouts or the case is urged 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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