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Bullet fired at Charlotte neighborhood pool hits 22-year-old man. He died, CMPD say

Area where Charlotte’s latest homicide is believed to have occurred, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.
Area where Charlotte’s latest homicide is believed to have occurred, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police. Street View image from February 2019. © 2019 Google

A man was shot at a neighborhood pool in southeast Charlotte Wednesday evening and later died at a hospital, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The victim was identified as 22-year-old Kenneth Anderson.

Investigators have charged 21-year-old Tadaran Jaquan McDonald with his murder. Mecklenburg County jail records indicate McDonald was arrested just weeks ago, on May 7, for possession of marijuana and resisting a public officer.

The shooting occurred shortly after 7 p.m. at Callaway Park near the intersection of Clifton Meadow Drive and Twin Falls Lane, police said in a press release.

“Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service at a public neighborhood pool,” said a release. “The caller advised that the victim left the scene in a vehicle driven by another person.

“At 7:38 p.m., 911 received a call from staff at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center located at 1500 Matthews Township Parkway regarding a male who had arrived at their hospital,” said the release.

Anderson died “a short time later,” police said.

Investigators say they arrested McDonald with the help of tips involving “a suspect vehicle” that left the scene after the shooting.

“Due to information about a suspect vehicle gathered by responding officers, the suspect vehicle was located and a traffic stop was made on the vehicle,” said a release.

“An occupant of the vehicle was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives. At the conclusion of the interview, McDonald was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder.”

Police have not release a motive.

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