Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said early Thursday they have charged a 21-year-old woman in connection with an east Charlotte homicide on Wednesday.
Police charged Charlotte resident Rece Cherrell King with the murder of Christopher Bernard Watson Jr., 27.
Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 5900 block of Fairmarket Place, off The Plaza, and found a man with a gunshot wound.
Preliminary information indicated that Watson and the shooter knew each other, according to police. Authorities did not release any other details after King’s arrest.
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But neighbors told WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, that the shooting happened during a domestic dispute.
Police identified the victim late Wednesday as Watson.
Medic drove Watson to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was soon pronounced dead by medical staff.
Police said they were canvassing the area and speaking with several witnesses. Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call police at 704-432-TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.