Man’s death in north Charlotte ruled a homicide, police say

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call (704) 432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide unit detective.
A man was pronounced dead near a Citgo gas station on Sunset Road in the area of Beatties Ford Road. His death is now being investigated as a homicide.
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 11:01 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man’s death earlier this month in north Charlotte has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers were called to Sunset Road shortly after 7 a.m. on June 1 for an unresponsive man. It was in the area of Beatties Ford Road and near a Citgo gas station.

When officers and Medic arrived, the man, identified as 67-year-old Michael Vincent Simmons, was pronounced dead, law enforcement said. According to a police report, he was homeless.

In the days following, and after consultation with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office, the death has been ruled a homicide, according to the CMPD.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call (704) 432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide unit detective.

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