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CMPD identifies man killed in east Charlotte shooting

Police are investigating after a 48-year-old man was shot and killed on Lawyers Road near Albemarle Road Thursday afternoon.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Editor's Note: On Dec. 14, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced investigators had classified this case as a "justified homicide." The police department said the case was also reviewed by the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's office. No charges were filed in the case.

The original story follows:

A man was shot and killed in east Charlotte Thursday evening, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. 

CMPD officers were called to a reported shooting on Lawyers Road near the intersection with Albemarle Road around 5:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. 

The victim, identified as 48-year-old Detreye Kenjuan Walker, was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. Detectives said a person of interest was taken into custody and officers aren't looking for any other suspects. 

Officials said Walker and the suspect knew each other.

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CMPD has not released any suspect information at this time, and no charges have been announced.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to speak to a homicide unit detective at 704-432-TIPS or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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