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Police arrest 2 suspects in University area homicide

It happened 2100 block of Wit Way in an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are investigating a homicide after a shooting in the University area of northeast Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

It happened 2100 block of Wit Way in an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday night.

Police responded to a call for service shortly before 9 p.m. after reports of multiple shots fired. Police say they found 43-year-old Lamar McNeil with a gunshot wound inside an apartment.

Medic took McNeil to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. CMPD confirmed he died at the hospital.

Police have arrested 26-year-old Joshua McClain for the murder of McNeil. Police said McClain was interviewed by detectives and was subsequently transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

Friday, police announced they made a second arrest in the homicide investigation. CMPD arrest 27-year-old Darian Huffman without incident and charged him with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

While the apartment complex is near the university, police said it's not believed that the victim was a resident, nor is he believed to be affiliated with UNCC. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 704-334-1600.

WCNC Charlotte is working to learn more information at this time. Stick with WCNC for the latest.

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