Shooting victim pronounced dead in hallway of uptown Charlotte apartments

Neighbors concerned after murder at uptown apartments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating Charlotte’s 93rd homicide of 2019.

According to CMPD, officials responded to a call at the Sky House Apartments on North Church street at 2:46 a.m. on Saturday.

Police found a man in the hallway of the building with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Michael Deandre Camacho, 24, was pronounced dead on scene.

People who live inside the SkyHouse Apartments say they arent suprised someone who doesnt live in the building, managed to make it inside.

“I do think its possible to get in, people sometimes get in and sometimes its not through procedure," says one resident.

Despite a 24 hour concierge service in the lobby, residents say, “Sometimes concierge isn’t there so they maybe they kind of go through the stairs with someone else, or residents, and ask people can they get to certain floors.”

This isn’t the only crime that’s been reported at the apartments recently. On October 30, 2019 one resident reported someone broke into his apartment and stole $15,000. Police still haven’t found the burglar.

“Theres security in the hallways, the elevators, but not on your particular floor.”

Residents say they’d like management to pay closer attention as to who is able to get inside the building they live, so they don’t have to worry about their safety.

When we reached out to GreyStar, the company that manages SkyHouse Apartments, along with 50+ complexes in the Charlotte area, they did not respond to our questions asking if they plan on making security changes.

Instead, SkyHouse Apartment’s sent us this statement:

"This unfortunate incident is actively being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. We are continuing to assist the police in their investigation and will keep our residents informed as they release more information.”

Detectives were canvassing the area to find any additional witnesses. The public is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or go to www.charlottecrimestoppers.com with any information related to the case.

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