Man Charged In Deadly 2016 Northeast Charlotte Shooting Found Not Guilty

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The Meckleburg County District Attorney’s Office says Michael Duncan was found not guilty on Wednesday in the 2016 shooting death of Darian Curry.

Duncan was tried for First-Degree Murder in the case, but the jury found him not guilty.

A co-defendant, Marsean Allison, previously pled guilty to Second-Degree Murder. Allison was sentenced to 228-286 months in prison.

Original Story (May 31, 2016):

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating a shooting in the 10200 block of Berkeley Place in Northeast Charlotte.

It happened around 7pm on Memorial Day. Police say 24-year-old Michael Kevin Duncan has been charged with the murder of 46-year-old Darian Lavon Curry.

911 received an assault with a deadly weapon call for service from one of the victims, who stated they had been shot and were on their way to the hospital.

Upon arrival, officers were notified by ER staff at Carolinas Medical Center-University that two men were in the emergency room and both were suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

One man, later identified as Curry, was later pronounced dead.

Police say the crime was drug related.