Man charged with Charlotte's 56th homicide of 2017

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in west Charlotte Thursday evening.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a man overnight in connection with the city's 56th homicide of 2017. 

According to CMPD, George Fernandez, 27, was arrested and charged with the murder of Jamario Lacatria McNeely, 23. 

Officers responded to a reported shooting in the 2000 block of Pleasant Dale Drive in west Charlotte around 7 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found McNeely suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead the scene, according to CMPD. 

Evidence gathered by detectives at the scene of the shooting identified Fernandez as the suspect in the case, police said. Fernandez was interviewed by detectives and arrested following the interview. He is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.

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