Man killed in shooting outside west Charlotte computer gaming business

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:08 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man killed in a shooting at a business in west Charlotte early Thursday morning has been identified by police as 22-year-old Jaylon Deshawn Webber.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at the Shark Tank Bonus Spin on Freedom Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man, later identified as Webber, shot in the parking lot.

Webber was rushed to the hospital but later died. His identity remains unknown.

Meanwhile, CMPD investigators confirmed an uptick in altercations at what police on scene called “computer gaming” businesses. Major Brian Foley with the CMPD says the department is now taking notice and keeping track of calls they receive at these particular establishments.

“This is at least the second incident where we’ve had a homicide at one of these establishments in the last three months,” Foley said, calling the situation concerning. “These businesses stay open late hours and that is a dangerous place for people to be.”

Webber’s family has been notified of his death.

If you know any information that could aid investigators, reach out to Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.

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