Crime & Courts

1 killed, 1 held after Monday shooting

One man was killed and another was taken to police headquarters for questioning after a shooting Monday in northern Charlotte.

Police have not released the identity of the dead man or the person of interest, pending family notification. They said the victim and shooter knew each other, and that no suspect was on the loose.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were called to a red brick home on Katelyn Drive a little after 1 p.m. in response to a shooting, said Capt. Todd Garrett, who heads the University City division. When they got to the house near Prosperity Church Road, they found one man dead. A second person who was still at the scene told responding officers that he was the shooter. Police said the shooting happened during an argument.

Police took the man who identified himself as the shooter to CMPD’s uptown headquarters. No charges had been filed Monday evening.

On Katelyn Drive, neighbors peeked out from nearby windows and gathered outside the police tape to observe the police activity.

Outside the home, a crime scene investigator pulled a black handgun from a brown paper evidence bag and showed it to an older man on a mobility scooter. It was unclear who the man was or what, if any, connection he had to the shooting.

Maryam Thomas, 15, whose backyard is adjacent to the home where the shooting occurred, said she heard a loud boom around the time of the shooting. She said her family didn’t know the man who lived next door well. But she said her brother had once been paid to plant-sit while he was away on a trip.

She said the neighbor lived alone, although his “elderly father” sometimes stayed with him.