A man was found fatally shot early Sunday in South End, marking the second time in four days a homicide has been reported in the booming area south of Uptown Charlotte.
The victim was identified as 21-year-old Corey White, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The shooting happened around 2:17 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Carson Boulevard, which is a block south of the intersection of West Morehead and South Church streets.
Two off-duty officers reported hearing a gunshot, and followed the sound to find a wounded man.
White was taken to a hospital by Medic, where he later died from his injuries, officials said.
“Homicide was notified, responded to the hospital and took over the case,” officials said. “Preliminary information and evidence gathered during the investigation indicate that the victim was involved in an altercation in the parking lot right before he was shot.”
Monday evening, police said 29-year-old Hamza Malik Bratton had been arrested and charged with murder. He is in custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or charlottecrimestoppers.com.
It’s the second time since Oct. 21 a homicide was investigated in South End. Keith Griffin, 46, was found fatally wounded in the 1200 block of South Caldwell Street, CMPD said. A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the case.