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East Charlotte shooting victim dies; police still searching for suspect


An east Charlotte man who was shot Friday night died of his injuries Saturday morning at Carolinas Medical Center.

Police identified the victim as Terrence Mingo. He would have turned 29 on May 15.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still searching for the suspect. The suspect shot Mingo while he was standing in front of his house in the 6200 block of Old Meadow Road.

Police said Mingo and the suspect got in a fight at a different location earlier that night, and the suspect confronted him on Old Meadow Road, where the fight ensued. Police did not say what the fight was about.

Some people reported hearing gunshots, and police said the suspect fled in a gray Chevrolet Impala.

A bullet struck Mingo in the chest, causing him to fall and crack his head open, police said. Police initially thought the head injury was also caused by a gunshot.

They had few leads and no eyewitnesses, homicide Sgt. J.D. Furr told the Observer on Friday night. The victim’s grandmother reported the shooting, Furr said.

Mingo had a criminal record dating back to 2001, with convictions on assault, trespassing and drug-related charges.

Officers canvassed the area Friday night. Furr said several broken beer bottles were on the ground near where the victim was found, but he didn’t know if they were tied to the case.

Neighbor Benjamin Wright, 24, said “high-profile stuff like this” rarely happens in the area.

Police asked that anyone with information about the incident call 704-432-8477 to speak with a detective or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Staff researcher Maria David contributed.

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