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Harris Blvd. death was homicide; police charge man

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Tuesday that the man whose body was found inside a car Monday evening in east Charlotte was a homicide victim, and they have charged a man in the case.

Detectives said they have charged Keith Tyrone Henderson, 33, in the death of 35-year-old Eric Lacey Stokes.

Police found Stokes’ body after they were called about 9:10 p.m. Monday to a parking lot near an apartment complex in the 7100 block of Snow Lane. That is off East W.T. Harris Boulevard, near Lawyers Road and Idlewild Road North.

Officers found a man unresponsive inside a car, and medics discovered he was dead.

Henderson was questioned by CMPD detectives and then charged with murder. Police say Stokes apparently was injured in an altercation in the 6300 block of The Plaza, but investigators are not disclosing the cause of death.

Henderson’s record shows one arrest, a year ago, on a misdemeanor charge. Investigators ask that anyone with information in the case contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600, or call a CMPD detective, 704-432-TIPS.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107.
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