CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified a suspect in the Jan. 25 slaying of Charles Michael Middleton in the Sedgefield community off South Boulevard.

Christopher Paul Huffman, 42, was taken into custody Monday by the Arizona Highway Patrol in Casa Grande, Ariz. CMPD detectives were on their way to Casa Grande to interview the suspect. There was no current timetable on Huffman s return to Mecklenburg County.

Middleton, 62, and the suspect were acquaintances, police say.

Police responded to reports of gunfire at a duplex in the 300 block of Elmhurst Road around 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 25. Police found Middleton there with a fatal gunshot wound.

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