1 dead in overnight shooting in Charlotte

Victim Cedric Lavar Miller

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 14 at 12:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Crime scene techs were called to the scene of a homicide Sunday morning to collect and process physical evidence after a man was found suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homicide Detectives from the Metro Division were called to the 300 block of Lakewood Avenue at 4:45 Sunday.

Upon their arrival to the scene, authorities located a deceased male who was apparently suffering from gunshot wounds, police say.

MEDIC pronounced 43-year-old Cedric Lavar Miller dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives are canvassing the neighborhood in search of eye witnesses, while crime scene techs look for physical evidence.

Police have not released a motive.

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office Homicide Prosecution Team, Real Time Crime Center, K-9 unit, Vice, Gang and Firearms unit all responded to the scene.

If you have any information that may be of assistance in this case, please contact police.

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