Five things you need to know Tuesday

1. CMPD investigating 41st homicide of 2017

Police in west Charlotte are investigating after a man was shot and killed Monday night.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to the 300 block of North Hoskins Road just after 7 p.m. Monday. When police arrived on the scene, investigators say they discovered a man inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said the victim, identified as Cornell Lamarche Bridges, 32, was in the driver's seat after hitting a utility pole. Bridges was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Click here for more.

2. Golden State Warriors win NBC Championship

For the second time in three years, the Golden State Warriors are NBA champions.

Courtesy of a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Warriors earned the title in front of the home fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California Monday night. It is the third title for the franchise since they relocated to the Bay Area in 1962 and fifth overall.

3. North Carolina soldier among three killed in Afghanistan

Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another wounded Saturday in Afghanistan when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them, NBC News reported.

According to NBC News, the attacker, who was identified as a member of the Afghan National Army’s Commando Forces, was killed in return fire.

The Department of Defense identified the soldiers who were killed, including North Carolina native Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville. Also killed were 25-year-old Sgt. Eric M. Houck, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Sg. William M. Bays, 29, of Barstow, California. Click here to continue reading.

4. Suspects break into middle school, burn textbooks, CMPD says

Detectives in east Charlotte are investigating after they said multiple suspects broke into Albemarle Road Middle School early Tuesday.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to the school just before 3 a.m. in reference to an alarm call. When police arrived at the school, CMPD said they found that multiple subjects broke in by smashing some windows. Once inside, CMPD said the suspects went into several classrooms and destroyed school property and burned textbooks.

5. Remembering local victims on Pulse shooting anniversary

The year anniversary of Orlando's Pulse shooting passed Monday. Not only did the incident impact the world, it also affected us right here at home. 

Tevin Crosby, 25, from Statesville and Shane Tomlinson, 34, who grew up in Concord were two of the 49 victims in the Pulse Nightclub. Tomlinson's classmates at Northwest Cabarrus High School have spent the last year working to keep his legacy alive. 

"They wanted to find a way to share the gift of music and the love of music that Shane Tomlinson had with members of our band program," said Chris Hardesty, Band Director at NCHS. Click here to continue reading.

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