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Charlotte Latin graduate dies after violent home invasion off Providence Road

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CMPD Spokesman Rob Tufano said police are still investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old during a robbery Monday.

A 25-year-old south Charlotte man has died from wounds suffered during a violent home invasion early Monday in a neighborhood off Providence Road, police said.

Josh Schulman was a 2010 graduate of Charlotte Latin School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. After graduating, he attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Schulman’s obituary lists Monday as the day he died, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police didn’t make an official announcement until late Wednesday.

His funeral is set for Friday at Temple Israel Road. It will also serve as the funeral service for his grandmother, Dororthy K. Schulman. She died Monday, a day after the shooting, at the age of 92.

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Josh Schulman

Investigators have not released the name of the man found shot alongside Schulman in the 6500 block of Outer Bridge Lane but said he was Schulman’s father. An obituary for Schulman identified his father as Larry Schulman.

His father’s wounds were not life threatening, and he has been able to provide some information about the robbery, police said. Both men lived at the home.

The neighborhood off Providence Road is about a mile and a half north of Pineville-Matthews Road. Homes in the area sell in the $300,000 range, data show.

Schulman and his father, who is in his 70s, were shot by two suspects who entered the home around 3:15 a.m., the Observer’s news partner WBTV reported.

Police are still investigating the case, CMPD Capt. Chris Dozier said Wednesday.

Media outlets reported the suspects found a way in through the back of the house, but Dozier said no doors seemed to be forced.

Police recommend that victims of a home invasion do whatever the robbers demand to try and stay safe.

The victims apparently cooperated with the suspects in this case, Dozier said, and police are still looking into why this home invasion was particularly violent.

“I don’t want to use the word ‘random’ just because of the brutality. There seems to be some intent,” Dozier said.

He urged neighbors to keep an eye out for suspicious cars or people in the area.

Violent crime is uncommon in the Outer Bridge Lane community where the shooting took place. Just three burglaries and two aggravated assaults were reported within a half-mile of the street from 2014 to 2016, a record check shows. No crimes were reported on Outer Bridge Lane since at least 2014.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road, with Rabbi Murray Ezring officiating. Interment will follow at Hebrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to a charity of your choice.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-8477 (TIPS) and speak to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers app at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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