Man killed, found inside burning car in east Charlotte

Man killed, found inside burning car in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say they found a man with a gunshot wound inside a burning car in east Charlotte Monday night. Moments after police found him, the man died, sparking a homicide investigation.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Barrington Drive around 6 p.m.

Officers were sent to the scene in regards to a call concerning “shots fired," but when they arrived, they found the man inside of a burning car, with an apparent gunshot wound.

The man was removed from the car, and officers tried to save his life while firefighters put out flames. The man was pronounced dead on scene a short time later by Medic. The victim was later identified as 49-year-old Perry Demetius Bostic.

No one else was hurt, and officers say firefighters worked diligently to put out the fire before it spread to houses.

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. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

This is a developing story and no further information was released.

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