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CMPD makes arrest in Sunday’s fatal shooting

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police arrested a man Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in northwest Charlotte.

Derrick Akeem Byers, 21, was charged with murder in connection with the death of Thomas Brown, 20.

Police say Brown was fatally shot in the 4000 block of Tennessee Avenue about 7:36 a.m. Sunday.

When police responded to the scene, they found Brown suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Brown was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for surgery but later died.

Byers is expected to be taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office where he will remain in custody.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Arriero: 70-4-804-2637; On Twitter: @earriero
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