Man found dead in east Charlotte with gunshot wound

The victim was found lying in the roadway.

Homicide detectives are investigating after a 46-year-old man was found dead late Sunday in east Charlotte.

The authorities identified the man as Jonathan Leonard McCorkle.

McCorkle was found dead, lying in the roadway, around 8 p.m. in the 5200 block of N. Sharon Amity Road. Police officers had been dispatched to the area to investigate a reported shooting.

MEDIC pronounced McCorkle dead at the scene. His body showed evidence of a gunshot wound, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

CMPD had announced no arrest as of midday Monday.Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective, or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at

Glenn Burkins
Glenn is founder and publisher of He's worked at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and Charlotte Observer.

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