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CMPD asking for public's help finding car linked to deadly shooting

Police found one person dead at an apartment complex on Sunday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives are asking for the public's help finding a vehicle that has been linked to a deadly shooting in east Charlotte over the weekend. 

The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Snow Lane early Sunday morning. The victim, Ahylea Willard, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedic. Willard's death is being investigated as a homicide, according to CMPD. 

On Wednesday, CMPD released surveillance photos of a black Mercedes-Benz C250 that is believed to be connected to Willard's killing. The vehicle has North Carolina license plate TJV-4843. It was last seen in the area of Snow Lane on Oct. 23. 

Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Any person with information about the Mercedes-Benz or the killing of Ahylea Willard is asked to call CMPD's Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Witnesses may also call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with homicide detectives. All calls are anonymous. 

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