CMPD: Suspect arrested in south Charlotte homicide

Police arrested and charged a suspect Sunday with murder.
The investigation is happening on Peppervine Lane.
The investigation is happening on Peppervine Lane.(WBTV)
Published: Jun. 10, 2023 at 8:41 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A suspect has been charged with murder in connection with a homicide Saturday in southwest Charlotte.

According to police, it happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. at the 500 block of Peppervine Lane in southwest Charlotte.

When officers arrived, they say they found Justin Lavon Johnson, 33, dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police said Lawrence Jackson, 48, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder.

Lawrence Jackson
Lawrence Jackson(MCSO)

Johnson’s family members have been notified of Jackson’s arrest, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Fitch is the lead detective assigned to this case.

The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or

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