Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged one person with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in an uptown apartment Friday night.
CMPD was called to the Presley Apartments at 900 E Stonewall St. around 10:30 p.m. Friday, where officials had to force entry into an apartment.
Once inside, they found the victim, 35-year-old Julian Ray Williams, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Andre Amir Young-Johnson, 20, was charged Saturday afternoon in Williams’ death. Young-Johnson faces charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and first-degree kidnapping.
Police believe Williams and Johnson possibly knew each other, according to the initial investigation.
The homicide isn’t related to the Speed Street events taking place in uptown this weekend, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 704-432-8477. People may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
This is the 33rd homicide case CMPD has investigated this year.
LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS