Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was shot and killed overnight in northwest Charlotte Thursday.

A call was made to police just before 3 a.m. about an assault with a deadly weapon in the 2200 block of Catherine Simmons Avenue. CMPD located the victim, 31-year-old Jonathan Cauthen, with an apparent gunshot wound.  When Medic arrived, Cauthen was pronounced dead on the scene.

Charlotte police have not identified a suspect and were asking if any witnesses saw what happened to Cauthen.

This is marks the city’s 67th homicide of the year.

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