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Suspect arrested in Vegas accused of killing Charlotte man, police say

Terrance Derrell Lee is accused of killing Ishmael Bash.

LAS VEGAS — The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department said a man accused of killing another man at the end of July is now in custody after being arrested more than 2,200 miles away.

CMPD said 31-year-old Terrance Derrell Lee was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday, days after the department reported 28-year-old Ishmael Bash died in a Charlotte hospital after a shooting. Lee was taken into custody with help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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The July 31 shooting in Charlotte unfolded along Wallingford Street in the southwest part of the city. Officers responded around 8:30 p.m. that night and said Bash was found with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

While Lee is now in custody, the investigation into Bash's shooting remains ongoing. Information can be called in directly to CMPD at 704-432-TIPS. An anonymous tip can also be left online with Crime Stoppers or called in at 704-334-1600.

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