Recent Homicide Sheds Light On Crime At University City Apartment Complex

CHARLOTTE, NC. — There’s been 29 homicides in Charlotte so far this year. The latest, a man who died after being shot at a University City apartment complex Monday night. CMPD hasn’t made an arrest.

WCCB Charlotte’s Alexandra Elich dug deeper and found police are very familiar with 901 Place Apartments.

The complex is nearly three miles from UNC Charlotte, although it’s not affiliated with the school, many students live there. WCCB has learned CMPD plans to add more patrols there.

Monday night, police say 22-year-old Jamontae Morris was shot under a breezeway right outside one the 901 Place Apartments. Medic took him to the hospital where he later died. CMPD says there was some sort of argument between Morris and another man before he was shot at around eight o’clock at night.

“I heard gunshots, and I was like oh, that’s just the sounds of the neighborhood,” says resident Janet Creecy.

According to CMPD crime mapping records, in the past six months police have responded to:

-6 armed robberies
-5 reports of vandalism
-5 car break-ins
-4 larceny from a building
-11 suspicious person
-7 non-aggravated assaults

In June 2016, Another homicide at 901 Place Apartments. Police say 20-year-old Adrian Potts was shot after a large gathering in one of the apartments. Some sort of altercation led to the shooting.

An employee inside the apartment leasing office says they have no comment.

Morris was not a UNC Charlotte student.