Detectives Charge A Man For The Fatal Southwest Charlotte Shooting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD detectives charged 23-year-old Dallas Dawkins for the murder of Rafael Reyes in a southwest Charlotte shooting on August 18th, according to a news release.

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Dallas Dawkins

Detectives say Dawkins was charged for murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and discharging a weapon on occupied property.

Police say Dawkins voluntarily turned himself into the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on September 1st.

The investigation remains ongoing, and police say anyone with more information should call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Original Story (August 18, 2020):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homicide Detectives are investigating after a fatal southwest Charlotte shooting left one victim injured and another dead early Tuesday.

Officers responded around 2 a.m. to Nations Ford Road, nearby Archdale Drive and I-77, after hearing gunshots to began searching for suspects and any potential victims or witnesses.

While searching, officers located two men with gunshot wounds. According to multiple reports, the victims were innocent bystanders that were hit by stray bullets. MEDIC transported both victims to the hospital, where one has since been pronounced dead, CMPD says. The other victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or