Crime & Courts

Man fatally shot in east Charlotte

A man was fatally shot in east Charlotte on Wednesday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

Police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at 6:34 p.m. in the 2500 block of Cross Point Circle, off Independence Boulevard, and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where medical staff pronounced him dead a short time later, police said.

Police identified the victim late Wednesday as Thomas McDonald, 22.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-987-3670, @jmarusak