Police found teen dead in a driveway Saturday, adding to Charlotte murder toll

Charlotte’s 77th homicide of the year is a man who was found early Saturday morning dead in the driveway of a southeast Charlotte home.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have identified the victim as Jaqual Malik Bennett, 18.

It happened in the 1800 block of Village Lake Drive at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, police said, and the victim pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. The site of the killing was between Independence Boulevard and Monroe Road, not far from Greenway Park Elementary.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.