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Suspect charged with murder in deadly north Charlotte shooting

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, according to police.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting that killed one person and seriously injured two others in north Charlotte early Sunday morning, police said. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were called to a noise complaint along Harland Street near Pleasant Grove Road around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. 

Police said they found a victim with a gunshot inside of a house. The victim, identified as 34-year-old Sir Marquise Battle, was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. Two others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Medic said. 

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On Tuesday, CMPD announced that 29-year-old Columbus O'Neil Washington was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the shooting. Washington is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. 

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, according to police.

This incident marks the third homicide this weekend in Charlotte.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.

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