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Officer checking wreck finds 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting

Posted September 18

— Authorities say a Charlotte police officer who thought he was checking on a wreck instead found one man dead and a second hurt in a shooting.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a news release that the officer spotted the wreck around 6 a.m. on Brookshire Boulevard near Interstate 85.

But authorities say when the officer got out of his cruiser, he saw a man with a gunshot wound to the arm standing near the vehicle with 33-year-old Darius Chapman dead inside the car.

The name of the injured man has not been released, and investigators are trying to figure out where the shooting happened.

No arrests have been made.


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