Jarquavise Demonta White, 16, was shot and killed early Saturday outside his home in north Charlotte.
As of Saturday afternoon, CMPD had not named a suspect or announced a motive.
According to an initial police report, White stepped outside his home in the 2400 bock of Carmine Street around midnight. His family told police that a short time later they heard gunshots and found the teen lying in the yard.
He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, where he was pronounced dead.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.