Cold Murder Case Closed with Murder of Suspect

CHARLOTTE, NC — A Charlotte murder that went unsolved for nearly four years is now a closed case.

James Price’s murder case is finally over, but there will be no arrests. That’s because police say someone killed the suspected killer.

A twist Price’s father is at peace with.

“It may take a while, but it doesn’t matter where you go. You murder somebody in Charlotte, you will get caught,” said James Price, Sr.

Price and his girlfriend had just left a Lil’ Wanye concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in July 2013.

Witnesses say several men confronted the couple in the parking lot, Price began defending his girlfriend’s honor and one of the men stabbed him to death.

Finally, detectives say they had enough evidence to charge a suspect: Grayson Langdon.

Police tracked Grayson to Chicago where his father is a pastor known as an advocate trying to stop gun violence in the city.

CMPD quickly learned Langdon was dead. Chicago police say someone shot him in the street in November 2016.

“If he wasn’t found on this side, eventually, he would be judged on the other side because I’m a firm believer of that,” said Elaine Price,
James Price’s mother.

As his parents watch the homicide rate rise in Charlotte, they send a message to the murderers still out there now.

“Drug dealers and murderers, you will get caught in Charlotte-Mecklenburg,” said James Price, Sr.

WCCB Charlotte reached out to Langdon’s father, Dennis, for comment. He did not return messages Friday night.