Man in custody after deadly shooting in east Charlotte, police say

The shooting happened in the 6400 block of Albemarle Road.
The shooting happened on Friday afternoon near the Giveaway Arcade on Albemarle Road.
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 2:48 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a shooting in east Charlotte on Friday afternoon, officials have confirmed.

The shooting happened in the 6400 block of Albemarle Road, near a KFC restaurant and an arcade.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is investigating the incident as a homicide.

Police say that just after 2 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call.

For hours, an area behind the Giveaway Arcade was blocked off by crime tape as law enforcement collected evidence and took pictures.

A parking lot next to an ABC store was also blocked off.

Once at the scene, officers found a person who had been shot. Medic pronounced them dead at the scene.

CMPD also said that they encountered a male who was armed who was arrested while at the scene.

While all this was happening, people were working inside of a business next to the arcade.

“I heard the boom and I heard my co-worker say that we’re not taking any orders right now because somebody had got shot,” Kayla Blakeney said. “That’s when me and her had run outside, and when we ran outside we had seen the body on the ground, face-down with blood all over his back.”

Blakeney said it was something she has never witnessed in her life, and called it traumatizing.

An investigation into what happened is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by visiting their website.

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