Two people were shot and one was killed in what neighbors described as a drive-by shooting just off Wilkinson Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.
Police released few details on the shooting, but identified the dead man as Jeffery Boular, 19, who lived around the corner from the scene of the Marlowe Avenue shooting.
The other victim's injuries were not life-threatening.
Police notified members of Boular's family of his death less than an hour after the 2:45 p.m. shooting, but none spoke with reporters at the scene.
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Officers had only a vague description of the suspect but witnesses got a good look at the car – a red Dodge Magnum that apparently had Florida license plates. Anyone with information should call 911.
In his second day on the job, it seemed Rodney Monroe was making good on his promise of going out to homicide scenes – and he brought a good bit of the police brass with him into the 90-degree heat.
In addition to Homicide Captain Paul Zinkann, Deputy Chief David Graham, who was interim chief before Monroe started Monday, was at the scene dressed in a gray suit.
Also there, Deputy Chief Jerry Sennett, who competed with Monroe for the department's top job.
Monroe stayed away from investigators working inside the crime scene, but occasionally conferred with Zinkann, pointing at areas behind the police tape and asking questions.
The homicide was the 37th in Charlotte-Mecklenburg this year. At this point in 2007, there were 34.