Police release sketch of man accused in murder of person following argument at Huntersville park

The Huntersville Police Department is still looking for information from anyone around the basketball court at North Mecklenburg Park on Aug. 29, 2021 between approximately 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 2:53 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police released a sketch of a man accused of murder at a park in Huntersville.

Huntersville police are asking anything who was at North Mecklenburg Park on Aug. 29 between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to provide any information.

Those with information should contact Lieutenant Sean Freeston of the Huntersville Police Department at 704-464-5400 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.

The suspect is described as a light skin black male, or possibly Hispanic male, with frizzy hair.

A person died on Sept. 7, a week after an argument during a basketball game turned violent when shots were fired in a park in Huntersville.

Around 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 29, the Huntersville Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at North Mecklenburg Park on Old Statesville Road.

When officers arrived, they found one male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was subsequently taken to the hospital in critical condition.

During the initial investigation, police say they learned an argument started during a game of basketball at North Mecklenburg Park. During that altercation, police say shots were fired and the victim was struck.

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