A 37-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with fatally shooting a man he found inside a parked car with his wife Friday night.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Marcus Darnell Turner has been jailed for allegedly killing a man whom he told police he had never seen before. The victim was Derrick Lee Miller, of Charlotte, 41.
Police say they were called about 10:45 p.m. Friday to the NorthPark Business Park, in the 6700 block of NorthPark Boulevard, after reports that a man had been shot. They found Miller on the ground, with a gunshot wound, and he was declared dead a short time later after Medic arrived.
Investigators took Turner, who they say remained at the scene, and two other people for questioning.
A police spokesman said Turner found his wife and Miller together in the car, and that he shot Miller, then called 911. Investigators called it an apparent case of domestic violence.
Neither Turner nor Miller have criminal records beyond some traffic tickets, records show. Recently listed addresses show the two men lived more than 20 miles apart, and the business park in northern Charlotte was roughly in between the two residences.
Friends and family mourned Miller’s death on Facebook and Twitter. It appears Miller vacationed at Disney World last weekend and had children, according to comments left on Facebook.
“I am sad but I am angry as well,” wrote Portia Lynnelle Mosby on Facebook. “I ask and pray that my FATHER wraps his arms around…Derrick’s children and the entire Miller family and give them comfort and heal their hearts.”
No one else was injured.
Police ask that anyone with information in the case call detectives at 704-432-TIPS, or leave information with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.