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Suspect charged with murder of 17-year-old in northeast Charlotte

Police charged Raheem Damion Damond Lowery with murder in connection with the killing of Corey McKinney Jr.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old in northeast Charlotte last weekend, police said. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, 21-year-old Raheem Damion Damond Lowery was charged with murder for the death of 17-year-old Cory McKinney Jr. on July 12. McKinney was found shot to death outside a home on Cushman Street in northeast Charlotte. 

Lowery was taken into police custody Thursday without further incident. After interviewing with homicide detectives, he was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within city limits. He is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail without bond.

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No further information was provided by detectives. The investigation is ongoing, according to CMPD. Any person with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. People may also call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with homicide detectives.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated the shooting occurred in east Charlotte. The location has since been corrected to show northeast Charlotte. 

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