1 dead in southwest Charlotte motel shooting, police say

A gunshot wound victim died at the hospital Wednesday night after police found him outside a southwest Charlotte motel room.

Police identified the victim late Wednesday as 44-year-old Charles Fullington.

Police found Fullington after responding to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon in the 7900 block of Nations Ford Road about 5:30 p.m., according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release. He died at Carolinas Medical Center, police said.

CMPD detectives were searching the area for more witnesses but “are not looking for any additional suspects in reference to this cases,” according to the release.

On Thursday, police said in a release that “everyone involved in the incident are known acquaintances” and that officers have interviewed “everyone involved.”

“Once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for an independent review,” the release said.

The homicide unnerved residents at the City Inn, some of whom were close by at the time of the shooting, WBTV reported.

“We’re used to the police being out here,” motel resident Katrina Snead told WBTV. “But this is the first time someone’s died.”

Another resident, Charisse Johnson, was emotional as she talked with reporters.

“My cousin was murdered here in Charlotte.... It just reminds me of it, you know, a lot,” she said. “Especially when it’s that close to me.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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