MINT HILL, N.C. — An 18-year-old female is dead after a shooting near the border of Charlotte and Mint Hill late Thursday afternoon, Medic confirmed.
The Mint Hill Police Department is now leading the investigation. Earlier investigators with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department could be seen at the crime scene, which is a Shell gas station located at the corner of Albemarle Road (North Carolina Route 27) and Wilgrove Mint Hill Road. This intersection is also the dividing line between the two towns.
Police later said the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation between the victim and the suspect. The victim sustained a fatal gunshot wound during that altercation, according to police.
Officers identified a juvenile as a suspect in the case.
Detectives conducted multiple interviews and reviewed several pieces of video evidence during the investigation.
Photos taken at the scene by WCNC Charlotte's Hunter Sáenz, and shared on Twitter, shows the crime scene tape around the gas station. Sáenz said he saw investigators examing two cars parked near gas pumps in his tweets.
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