Deadly east Charlotte shooting was justified, police say

Police investigate a homicide on Burner Drive on Sunday.
Police investigate a homicide on Burner Drive on Sunday.(WBTV)
Updated: Mar. 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A shooting that left a 47-year-old man dead and another hurt in east Charlotte Sunday has been deemed justified by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The shooting was called in just before noon on the 3500 block of Burner Drive. Officers arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds. One of those people, Reyno Leocadio Melgar, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another person suffered minor injuries in the shooting. That person’s name has not been released.

“Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit have classified this case as a justified homicide,” CMPD said Wednesday. “The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed the case and concurs with the detectives’ decision to not charge anyone in this case.”

Anyone with additional information in the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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