Crime & Courts

Witness sought in North Tryon Street homicide

CMPD investigate a homicide on N. Tryon Street
CMPD investigate a homicide on N. Tryon Street WBTV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a homicide early Tuesday in the 1500 block of North Tryon Street.

The call for service came in at 3:30 a.m. as patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon incident. Police did not say what type of weapon was used in the slaying.

The officers found an injured man, who was then taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was soon pronounced dead. Police said they will release the man’s name and age once his family is notified.

The incident happened at a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station following an altercation in the parking lot between two people, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

Police on Tuesday night released two photos of a man described as witness to the killing. The witness frequents the area of North Tryon Street and Dalton Avenue, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the witness is asked to call police at 704-432-TIPS (8477) or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Adam Bell: 704-358-5696, @abell