Northeast Charlotte Murder Suspect Arrested In Alamance County

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say one person is in custody following a homicide investigation in northeast Charlotte late Sunday night.

The shooting happened shortly before midnight off of Bustlehead Court near University City Boulevard.

Officers and Medic responded to the reported assault with a deadly weapon call and upon arrival they located the victim dead with a gunshot wound.  The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Richard Clarke.

Police say they arrested 21-year-old Ricky Alexander for his involvement in the case.  Alexander was arrested on November 30th in Alamance County and charged with murder, according to a news release.

Arrested: Ricky Alexander

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