CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is conducting a death investigation after a man's body was found in the woods in east Charlotte Monday afternoon.

CMPD responded to a call of a body being found in the 1500 block of Medford Drive. Upon arrival, officers located 21-year-old Michael Mills Jr. with an apparent gunshot wound. Mills was pronounced deceased at the scene.

CMPD ruled Mills' death as a homicide. His death marks Charlotte's 65th homicide of 2017.

Anyone with information on Mills and this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.