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Juvenile charged with killing teen in west Charlotte, CMPD reports

The suspect is now in a detention facility. The victim was a 14-year-old boy.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly a week after a teen was shot and killed in west Charlotte, police now say the shooter was also a juvenile.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department first reported on Aug. 11 the victim was found shot and wounded along Southwest Boulevard around 3 p.m. that day. The teen, now identified as 14-year-old Gregory Lacorde Holmes, died at a nearby hospital.

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In an update shared Wednesday, CMPD said detectives took a juvenile into custody the day after the shooting and interviewed the suspect. The suspect is now in a juvenile detention facility and charged with murder.

While an arrest was made in this case, the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information can talk to a CMPD homicide detective directly by calling 704-432-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be shared with Crime Stoppers online or by calling 704-334-1600.

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