Crime & Courts

Police say suspect called 911 after he fatally shot man in Charlotte parking lot

A 27-year-old man was shot during an argument in an apartment complex parking lot off East Independence Boulevard on Wednesday and died at a hospital, police said.

The victim, Quandarro McCleary, was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release.

McCleary was shot about 5:10 p.m. in the 7900 block of Calibre Crossing Drive, police said.

The shooter drove to Margaret Wallace Road, also in east Charlotte, and called 911, according to the CMPD release. He was being interviewed at police headquarters on Wednesday night, police said in the release.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CMPD homicide unit at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

This is a developing story.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.