Crime & Courts

1 dead in shooting Monday in Grier Heights area of Charlotte

One person is dead after a shooting Monday morning in the Grier Heights community, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Police identified the dead man as Adrian Jamal Williams, 18.

Aaron Larelle McGriff, 30, has been charged with murder in the case. He turned himself in at police headquarters Monday afternoon.

Police received an assault with a deadly weapon call at 9:44 a.m. for the 3600 block of Wheatley Avenue, police said. When they arrived, they found Williams suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.

Detectives say they believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Williams and McGriff. This was not a random act of violence, police said.

After the shooting, investigators canvassed the area for any additional witnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-8477 (TIPS) and speak directly to a homicide unit detective. Detective Ladd is the lead detective assigned to the case.

The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at

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