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Woman sought after deadly shooting at Charlotte gas station, police say

Police said a man was found in a car after he was reportedly shot at a gas station on West Sugar Creek Road.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man died after he was found shot in the parking lot of a gas station in north Charlotte Monday night, police said. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to a reported shooting near the intersection of West Sugar Creek Road and Merlane Drive, just off Interstate 85, around 11:30 p.m. Witnesses told CMPD that a man was shot at a Shell gas station at Regan Drive and West Sugar Creek. 

When CMPD got to the area, they found the victim inside a car with a gunshot wound. The victim, who has since been identified as 42-year-old Lester Acevedo, was rushed to a hospital where he died. His family has been notified. 

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On Wednesday, Nov. 10, CMPD shared photos of a woman they named as a person of interest in the shooting. They are working to identify her and have asked for the public's help.

Any person with information is asked to call CMPD's Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600. Witnesses may also call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly with homicide detectives. 

This shooting marks the 86th homicide of 2021 in Charlotte, according to CMPD data tracked by WCNC Charlotte.

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