Man charged with Charlotte's 66th homicide of the year

CMPD charged a man in connection with a deadly shooting in north Charlotte Wednesday night.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged a man in connection with a fatal shooting in north Charlotte Wednesday night. 

According to CMPD, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue around 9:30 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man, identified as William Jerome Rann Jr., 29, suffering from a gunshot wound. Rann was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officers were able to locate a person of interest at the scene. After an interview with detectives, Michael Norman Smith, 29, was charged with murder and taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail. Detectives believe that Smith and Rann are related. 

The motive for the shooting is still unclear.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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