Crime & Courts

1 fatally shot in southwest Charlotte

A person was fatally shot in southwest Charlotte on Thursday during an argument with someone he knew, police said.

The victim was shot at about 6:25 p.m. in the 13500 block of Armour Ridge Drive, off South Tryon Street.

Officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Steele Creek Division found the victim after responding to a fight call. Medic reported that its paramedics pronounced the person dead at the scene.


Police said they will release the victim’s name and age once his family is notified.

Police have not said if they have a suspect in custody. At about 8:30 p.m., police said they were canvassing the area and speaking with several witnesses.

Police also asked that anyone with information about the shooting call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak directly to a CMPD homicide detective or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak