Man killed in southeast Charlotte, suspect arrested

Person killed in southeast Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say one person was killed in southeast Charlotte Friday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on the 5700 block of Pebblestone Drive just before 10 p.m..

Police say the victim, 46-year-old Reginald Lawrence, was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

Officers responded to the address for an assault with a deadly weapon call. They arrived to find Lawrence in the parking lot of the apartment complex with an apparent gunshot wound.

Witnesses on scene told police the suspect went into a nearby apartment. Officers evacuated the other residents, while the SWAT Team investigated. They determined the suspect had left the location.

Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services, the Charlotte Fire Department, MEDIC and Operations Command responded to the scene.

Carlton Benbow
Carlton Benbow (Source: MCSO)

On Saturday afternoon, CMPD announced that 32-year-old Carlton Stevon Benbow, 32, had been arrested and charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. All of these charges are in connection with this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak to a detective with CMPD’s Homicide Unit. They can also contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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