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Police investigate homicide behind Albemarle Road Recreation Center

Around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, police received a call about a body on path behind Albemarle Road Recreation Center. After arriving on scene, CMPD pronounced a man dead from a gunshot wound.
Around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, police received a call about a body on path behind Albemarle Road Recreation Center. After arriving on scene, CMPD pronounced a man dead from a gunshot wound. WBTV

Police are investigating a homicide in east Charlotte near Harris Boulevard and Lawyers Road.

Cops were investigating in the 5000 block of Idlewild Road, on the path behind the Albemarle Road Recreation Center, on Friday morning.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the scene. At that time, an area behind the recreation center, where the man’s body was found, had been taped off.

Police were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. after a man’s body was found on the path. Authorities determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as Shakier Henderson, and the family has been notified, according to CMPD.

This is the third homicide in four days for Charlotte in 2019, and there have been at least three other shootings near this specific address over the past year.

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