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CMPD investigating city's 98th homicide in northeast Charlotte

Police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon call for service near the 800 block of Potenza Drive shortly before 2:30 a.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is dead after a shooting in northeast Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon call for service near the 800 block of Potenza Drive shortly before 2:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they located a victim in a home who had been shot.  

The victim was pronounced deceased by Medic. He has since been identified as 22-year-old O'Bryant Robinson. His family has been notified. 

CMPD has not mentioned any suspect information at this time.

Robinson's death marked the 98th homicide in Charlotte of 2020.

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Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, CMPD’s Operations Command, Victim Services, and Medic also assisted.

This is an ongoing and active investigation. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective or The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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