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Victim identified in deadly shooting at Bojangles’, Charlotte’s 88th homicide of 2019

Police have identified the victim as they continue investigating a Sunday afternoon homicide at the Bojangles’ restaurant on West Boulevard.

Ronnie Lamont Franklin, 33, died of a gunshot wound, police said.

The shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. at the business, which is near the intersection of West Boulevard and South Tryon Street.

Police found Franklin with a gunshot wound outside the restaurant and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said there was an argument between Franklin and a group of people inside the business before the shooting. The suspected gunman fled the scene in a white Nissan Rogue, police said. The license plate is not known at this time, police said.

This is the city’s second homicide within 24 hours and the 88th in 2019.

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No further information has been released.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call CMPD homicide detectives at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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Cailyn Derickson is a city government and politics reporter for The Herald, covering York, Chester and Lancaster counties. Cailyn graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has previously worked at The Pilot and The News and Observer.
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