CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person has died following a shooting at an apartment complex about three miles from UNC Charlotte, The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.
The shooting happened late Monday night, but police report the victim died sometime Tuesday.
According to police, two men were arguing right outside of an apartment at the 901 Place apartments complex on Forty Niner Avenue.
Detectives said the argument escalated to about a dozen shots being fired. No arrests have been made and CMPD hasn't released any suspect information.
The victim was identified as 22-year-old Jamontae Morris. CMPD is investigating the case as a homicide.
Police have charged 23-year-old Fuaad Ali with the murder of Morris. Ali is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and is charged with murder and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
People living in the complex where Morris was shot came home to a letter telling them that Morris did not live there and that they increased security.
According to CMPD Crime Mapping, there have been dozens of calls to this complex since the new year -- many violent crimes, ranging from assault with a knife, robbery, and now murder.
Witnesses said a group of people went scrambling when they heard shots Monday night.
"Living here, nobody wants to be in an unsafe environment," said one person. "I could be walking down the street, bullets don't have names."
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.