Police: Arcade employee fatally wounded in east Charlotte

The killing was the city’s 99th criminal homicide of 2019.

An employee at an adult arcade in east Charlotte was shot and fatally wounded early Tuesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reported.

The shooting was the city’s 99th criminal homicide of 2019. (At least 11 other people have been killed this year in cases where police and prosecutor ruled the killings to be legally justified.)

[Killing but no homicide: Not every killing in Charlotte is ruled a homicide]

CMPD did not immediately identify the latest victim but said the adult male died after he was taken to a hospital.

The shooting was reported at 5:40 a.m. at the La Casa arcade, which is located in a strip mall in the 5820 block of East W. T. Harris Boulevard.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective. The public can also leave information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website at charlottecrimestoppers.com.

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