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Teen, two adults charged in homicide in south Charlotte hotel room

Published: Jun. 26, 2021 at 3:48 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Three people, including a 16-year-old, are charged in a deadly shooting that happened at a hotel in south Charlotte early Saturday morning.

Police say they responded to an unrelated call for service on Westpark Drive at about 12:45 a.m. While responding to that call, officers say they heard a gunshot fired nearby.

While investigating, officers found a man identified as 31-ear-old Dean Varian inside a hotel room with a gunshot wound. WBTV’s photographer on scene said police were surrounding the Sure Stay Studio on Westpark Drive.

CMPD is investigating after a man was found shot and killed in a hotel room early Saturday...
CMPD is investigating after a man was found shot and killed in a hotel room early Saturday morning in south Charlotte.(wbtv)

Police say they rendered first aid until MEDIC took Varian to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Hours later, detectives charged three suspects for the murder of Varian: Alicia Thrower, Kheelen Stockdale and a 16-year-old. All were charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or CRIMESTOPPERS at 704-334-1600.

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