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Man dies after telling 911 operators he’s been shot

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Police on Monday continued to look for the person who shot a man to death in northwest Charlotte a day earlier.

The victim, whom police identified as 20-year-old Thomas Brown, called 911 and told dispatchers “he had been shot multiple times,” according to a police statement. He had been shot more than five times, police said.

Officers arrived at the scene – on Tennessee Avenue, near where Brookshire Boulevard meets Interstate 85 and found the victim in a yard, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. Rod Farley.

The victim was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, where he went into surgery. He died about six hours later.

Police had not released information about a potential suspect. It was unclear Sunday if the victim told dispatchers anything about the circumstances surrounding his shooting.

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood trying to find witnesses and crime scene investigators processed the scene.

Police encouraged anyone with information on the killing to call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly to a homicide detective. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Callers are eligible for a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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