Suspect identified in Charlotte’s latest homicide

A man was found fatally shot Wednesday night northeast of uptown, bringing Charlotte’s homicide tally to 66 for the year.

Police identified the victim early Thursday as William Jerome Rann Jr., 29. He was found dead of a gunshot wound when police responded to a domestic-related assault with a deadly weapon call in the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue, off North Graham Street. The call came about 9:30 p.m.

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Michael Smith Mecklenburg County Jail

The suspect was identified as Michael Norman Smith, 29. Investigators said Wednesday night that they believe Smith was related to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak