Man arrested after deadly shooting at northeast Charlotte apartment complex

The incident happened at the Legacy Park Apartments on Monday evening.
Investigators are working to determine a suspect in the case, but are asking for the public’s help.
Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 8:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 12:45 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have identified the man killed in a shooting at a northeast Charlotte apartment complex on Monday evening.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on Prestigious Lane, which is in the Legacy Park apartment complex, just off Mallard Creek Road.

According to the police report, someone shot into a woman’s home, which struck and killed 31-year-old Britton Owens in the breezeway.

The report also mentions a 5-year-old was inside of the apartment at the time of the shooting.

On Wednesday, CMPD said it arrested 24-year-old Jamal Matthew Dean in connection with the case.

Jamal Matthew Dean
Jamal Matthew Dean(MCSO)

Police said he was arrested on an unrelated warrant, but after an interview with detectives, was charged with the following offenses:

  • Murder
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon

CMPD said the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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