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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Friday in northwest Charlotte.

Authorities later identified the victim as Damond Lajuan Brown, 47. The police did not say what led to the shooting or announce an arrest.

According to an initial police report, officers were sent to the 3600 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road at 3:41 a.m. after getting a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. When the police got there, they found the victim near the roadway. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

[CMPD: Violent crime has increased; minors continue to be both victims and suspects]

The killing was the 89th illegal homicide in Charlotte so far this year. (Other killings in the county are ruled legally justified.) Charlotte-Mecklenburg ended 2019 with 107 illegal homicides.

Anyone with information about an unsolved case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600, or go online at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

This article was updated to include the victim’s name.

Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.

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