A teenager was shot and killed in north Charlotte early Saturday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced.
Officers were called to the 2400 block of Carmine Street after midnight, where the victim, 16-year-old Jarquavise Demonta White was found injured in the front yard of a home. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Police said White appeared to have stepped outside the home and a short time later, his family heard gunshots and found him lying outside.
The death marked the city’s fifth homicide of the year.
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There were 87 homicides in Charlotte in 2017, more than any year since 1995.
Authorities have not released additional information about the case.
LaVendrick Smith: 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS