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Police: Deadly Labor Day weekend shooting in north Charlotte classified as ‘justified homicide’

In the early-morning hours of Sept. 5, police were called to Springview Road and found three people with gunshot wounds.
Three people were found shot in the early-morning hours of Sept. 5 on Springview Road in north...
Three people were found shot in the early-morning hours of Sept. 5 on Springview Road in north Charlotte.(Source: WBTV)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 10:29 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A Labor Day weekend shooting in north Charlotte has been classified as justified homicide, authorities said.

In the early-morning hours of Sept. 5, police were called to Springview Road and found three people with gunshot wounds.

Related: 43-year-old killed, two others hurt in shooting in north Charlotte

One of the victims, 43-year-old Jeffrey Bernard Lineberger II, died on the scene, investigators previously said. The other two were taken to a local hospital.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office has consulted with the department’s homicide unit and concurs with the detectives’ decision not to charge anyone in this case.

WBTV reached out to get more information about they CMP{D decided against charging anyone in this case.

CMPD responded by saying “the investigation could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooter did not act in self-defense.”

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