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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police investigating shooting death of man early Saturday

By Joe DePriest and Lindsay Ruebens
jdepriest@charlotteobserver.com

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a teen found early Saturday at Statesville Avenue near Interstate 85.

The victim was identified late Saturday as 17-year-old Stanley Taylor.

At 4:17 a.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the 1300 block of Lasalle Street, but couldn’t locate a victim.

A short time later Medic was flagged down at Statesville Avenue in connection with a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said it was determined the man, Stanley Taylor, 17, was the victim of the shooting that occurred on Lasalle Street. Taylor was transported to Carolinas Medical Center.

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

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