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Four months later, man charged with February murder in west Charlotte

More than four months after the deadly shooting, police say they have a suspect in custody
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department announced Tuesday they arrested a man accused of killing another man in February 2021.

WCNC Charlotte first reported on Feb. 19 that a shooting unfolded at a home on Berryhill Road near Marlowe Avenue around 3 a.m. that morning. 23-year-old Noah Feaster died on the scene, and an investigation into what happened opened up. Family members initially said a dispute between Feaster and someone else sparked the shooting, and detectives got to work on the case.

More than four months later, CMPD said they arrested and charged 25-year-old Deshawn Williamson without incident on June 22. Williamson is charged with 1st degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone who can offer information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips can also be shared by calling 704-334-1600 or by leaving tips online.

Note: WCNC instituted a new policy in March 2021 regarding the broadcast or posting of mugshots.

WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings.

Because the suspect is in custody and no public threat is perceived, a mugshot is not presented here.

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