Suspect charged in Charlotte shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday that they have arrested a man in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting that left another man seriously wounded.

Investigators said Kwame Hakeem Crawford, 23, of Charlotte, was taken into custody early Monday morning. Police said he was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The shooting was reported about 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Lakewood Avenue, near Rozzelles Ferry Road and Interstate 85 in northwest Charlotte.

Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Investigators said they identified Crawford as the suspect and began looking for him.

The name of the shooting victim and the motive for the shooting have not been released.

Mecklenburg County jail records show Crawford has been arrested twice earlier this year – Feb. 20, on several cocaine-related charges, and June 26, for an alleged parole violation.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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