A man was found shot to death Friday morning near a park in northeast Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the 9100 block of Newell Baptist Church Road shortly before 10 a.m., after someone found the victim’s body in a wooded area next to a church. The church is next to Newell Park.
The victim, who has been identified as 19-year-old Damien Alonzo Mackins II, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Detectives are continuing to search the area for possible witnesses.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
LaVendrick Smith: 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS