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CMPD investigating 3rd homicide in 12 hours

Police said a person was found dead on Clydesdale Terrace in west Charlotte Tuesday morning. It's the city's third homicide in 12 hours and 94th of the year.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating the city's third homicide in 12 hours after a person was found dead in west Charlotte early Tuesday morning, detectives said. 

Police say 41-year-old Emanuel Dewayne Taylor was shot and killed in the 2600 block of Clydesdale Terrace around four in the morning Tuesday.  CMPD hasn't released information about a suspect in the case but are calling the investigation a homicide. 

This incident is Charlotte's 94th homicide of 2020, according to CMPD data. On Monday, two people were killed in Charlotte less than an hour apart.

At the same time last year, there had been 78 homicides in Charlotte.

“It’s not just a challenge for our department, it’s a challenge for our city,” said Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Major Ryan Butler.

Detectives have not announced any arrests or released any suspect information. The victim has not been identified. Anyone with information about this case or any other incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, or 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with a CMPD homicide detective. 

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