CMPD investigating north Charlotte homicide after man found dead near cemetery

Police responded to the 700 block of West 9th Street.
Police are investigating a homicide in north Charlotte on West 9th Street Friday evening.
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 7:13 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police are investigating a homicide in northeast Charlotte on Friday evening.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), the incident happened in the 700 block of West 9th Street, in a field area near the Pinewood Cemetery just north of Uptown.

Police said the victim, identified as 37-year-old Jaimeo Sanchez Simpson, was discovered by a passerby around 6:30 p.m.

Officers responded to the scene regarding a “person down” call, indicating signs of trauma to the chest area.

After arriving at the scene, officers found the victim with blood on his chest, but were unable to definitively tell what happened.

CMPD spoke to the media Friday night regarding a homicide on West 9th Street.

Medic pronounced him dead at the scene, but was also unable to provide a cause of death.

Police said it is unclear when the man was killed, but it was likely earlier in the day on Friday.

Investigators said all signs point to the incident being a homicide.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by visiting their website.

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