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Man shot dead at house in northwest Charlotte

Man shot dead in northwest Charlotte

One person was fatally shot at a house in northwest Charlotte Thursday morning. CMPD detectives are canvassing the area for witnesses.
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One person was fatally shot at a house in northwest Charlotte Thursday morning. CMPD detectives are canvassing the area for witnesses.

A man was fatally shot at a house in northwest Charlotte Thursday morning, and police say his killer was still on the loose later in the day.

Police identified the victim as Fredrick Antwone Butler, 40.

He was shot in a house on Helms Road, off Tom Sadler Road and near Mount Holly Road.

Butler had been shot multiple times, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Deputy Police Chief Jeff Estes told reporters. Medic pronounced him dead at the house shortly after police responded to the shooting at about 5:20 a.m.

CMPD detectives canvassed the area for witnesses, but have not released the name or description of a potential suspect.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the case to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak to a homicide detective. Or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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