CMPD Identifies Man Who Died After Being Found Shot In Burning Car In East Charlotte; Suspect In Custody

The Latest: Updated 12/5/19

The CMPD has charged 60-year-old Lambert Smith with the murder of 49-year-old Perry Bostic.

Lambert Smith

Smith is charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault With a Deadly Weapon with the Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The Latest: Updated 12/4/19

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Perry Bostic.

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective M. James is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Original Story: Posted 12/3/19

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The CMPD is investigating after a man was shot to death in east Charlotte on Monday night.

At about 6:25 p.m., CMPD officers responded to a shooting on Barrington Drive near Somersworth Drive.  Arriving officers found a man who had been shot inside a car that was on fire.

Officers took the man out of the burning car and performed life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The Charlotte Fire Department responded to extinguish the burning vehicle.

No arrests have been made and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective M. James is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600