A 25-year-old man, who was found dead in the front yard of his home, is the city’s latest homicide victim.
Matthew Duke Gibbons died around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Willie Devon James Jr., 28, is charged with his murder.
In 2017, Charlotte saw 85 homicides, a 23 percent increase from 2016.
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