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Man charged with killing Charlotte man Tuesday, police say

The investigation started Tuesday evening along Sadler Road, just off of the Catawba River.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said an arrest has been made in the killing of a man that unfolded in the western part of the city Tuesday evening.

Just after 6 p.m., CMPD officers responded to Sadler Road and Fox Valley Road in the Dixie-Berryhill area in response to an assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived, police found a victim suffering from gunshot injuries in their own driveway.

The victim, identified Wednesday as 20-year-old Darrius Brooks, died at the hospital from his injuries.

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CMPD also said on Wednesday they had arrested another man, accusing him of Brooks' murder. 45-year-old Marquis Grier was taken into custody on Tuesday, and Brooks' family is aware of the arrest.

This marked the third homicide investigation in Charlotte within 24 hours. Tuesday afternoon, CMPD said a person was found dead along Rachel Street. Late Monday night, a fight at the McDonald's on South Boulevard turned deadly after a man was shot and killed. Additionally, CMPD has provided more information about other ongoing homicide investigations throughout the day on Tuesday.

Police also responded to a shooting on Dr. Carver Road, also in west Charlotte, on Tuesday night. Details about that investigation are limited at this time, but Medic said one person was seriously hurt and taken to the hospital.

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CMPD earlier confirmed they've investigated 100 homicide cases this year. CMPD also notes that homicides can be reclassified if they are determined to be justified, meaning that the number could change.

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