Crime & Courts

Police identify man fatally shot in west Charlotte Tuesday night

Police have identified the victim of Tuesday night’s fatal shooting in west Charlotte as Shawn Harbin, 26.

Officers responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call found Harbin dying of a gunshot wound at Westridge Drive, near where Freedom Drive meets Interstate 85. Paramedics pronounced Harbin dead at the scene shortly afterward.

No one has been arrested, but police said evidence at the scene indicated the killing wasn’t a random act of violence.

Police received the 911 call just before 9 p.m.

Police encouraged anyone with information about Tuesday’s shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters are eligible for a reward for information that leads to an arrest. People with information about the shooting can also call 704-432-TIPS (8477) to speak directly with a homicide detective.

Cleve R. Wootson Jr.: 704-358-5046, @CleveWootson

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