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CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Demarcus McManus has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in north Charlotte Friday night.
Police are now saying that a male suspect was taken into custody, according to WCNC.
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McManus, 21, was in the 4600 block of Gibbons Link Rd. after 8 p.m. when the fatal shooting occurred on Friday.
The victim was taken to an area hospital suffering from gunshot injuries.
McManus later died from those injuries.
Police responded to the area on a call of an assault with a deadly weapon and found McManus in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds.
According to officers, around 8:10 p.m. McManus smashed the windows of an unoccupied vehicle on Nathan Drive, then approached a female sitting in a different vehicle which was parked in a driveway on Gibbons Link Road and punched her in the face without provocation. The female informed police that she did not know McManus and the assault was unprovoked.
McManus then continued down Gibbons Link Road where the male suspect drove up in a car. CMPD said as the suspect was driving past, McManus threw himself on to the hood of the suspect’s car, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. The suspect stopped the vehicle and McManus then smashed out the window at which the suspect shot him. The suspect drove down the street for about 100 yards, stopped, and immediately called 911, police said.
When officers arrived the suspect surrendered to the officers and voluntarily went to CMPD Headquarters to speak with Detectives. Officers said the suspect and victim did not know each other, reports WCNC.
THECOUNT.COM has learned, “Robert Demarcus McManus,” age 21, was arrested in Mecklenburg County in May of 2018 on a charge of “Assault On A Female,” according to Mecklenburg Public Records. It is unclear if this is the same individual.
Anyone with information on the deadly shooting should contact police at 911.
Quick geo facts: Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films – wikipedia.
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