Mint Hill Murder Suspect Arrested After Police Respond To Disabled Vehicle Call

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Mint Hill Police say Sean Harper, Jr. was taken into custody by police in Charlotte for the murder of Joshua Griffin, Jr.

Sean Harper, Jr.

CMPD responded to a call for a disabled vehicle on June 30th and located Harper who had warrants for 1st degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to a news release.

Harper, who is 23 years-old and from Fairfax, Virginia, was immediately taken into custody without incident.  Read below for more details on the homicide.

Original Story (Posted June 24, 2019):

MINT HILL, NC — Mint Hill Police have identified a man found dead on Pinewood Circle early Sunday morning.

Investigators say Joshua David Griffin, Jr., 22, was pronounced dead at the scene after officers found him unresponsive around 6:00 a.m.

Police say the crime does not appear to be random and there is no perceived threat to the public at this time.

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing, and detectives say they are working with the SBI.

Check back for updates.