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Man charged with murder after gathering at Charlotte home explodes in violence

Google Maps photo of the neighborhood where shooting occurred early Wednesday.
Google Maps photo of the neighborhood where shooting occurred early Wednesday.

A suspect has been arrested in the case of a man found shot to death early Wednesday in a Charlotte home near Freedom, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The victim was identified as 52-year-old Titus Campbell, and police announced late Wednesday that they have charged Jamarkus Crawford, 26, with murder in the case.

Detectives say they got a 911 at 3:38 a.m. to the 4100 block of Tresevant Avenue about an assault with a deadly weapon. The neighborhood is in west Charlotte near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Interstate 85.

Officers arrived at a home to find a male with a gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead, said a press release.

The Charlotte Observer’s news partner WBTV is reporting the city’s 17th homicide of 2019 happened during “a gathering of friends” at the home. WSOC’s Mark Barber tweeted that a “disagreement” within the group occurred just before the gun was fired.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, said a press release.

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.

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