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Man found shot to death near Newell Park in northeast Charlotte

A man was found shot to death near Newell Park in northeast Charlotte Friday morning.
A man was found shot to death near Newell Park in northeast Charlotte Friday morning. Observer File Art

A man was found shot to death Friday morning near a park in northeast Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the 9100 block of Newell Baptist Church Road shortly before 10 a.m., after someone found the victim’s body in a wooded area next to a church. The church is next to Newell Park.

The victim, who has been identified as 19-year-old Damien Alonzo Mackins II, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Detectives are continuing to search the area for possible witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

LaVendrick Smith: 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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