The man who was shot and killed Wednesday night in northwest Charlotte has been identified as Michael Anthony Barnwell, age 29.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Barnwell was found with a gunshot wound about 5:46 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of Welling Avenue. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene.
Family members said Barnwell was a father.
“That was my nephew and I love him. I love him and I’m gonna miss him,” his aunt, Robin Alexander, told the Observer’s news partner WBTV.
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Alexander told WBTV her son had gone to check on Barnwell and that’s when his body was found.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.