Detectives Investigate A Car Intentionally Set On Fire In Charlotte, Vandalized With A Homophobic Slur

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say they are investigating a fire that was intentionally set to a vehicle in Charlotte that raised the concerns after officers found a homophobic slur spray painted across the vehicle.

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Officers say they responded to the fire on March 3rd around 3 a.m. near West Trade Street, and after firefighters extinguished the flames, they discovered the slur on the side of the car.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say they are working with the FBI to investigate this case.

Police ask anyone with more information to call 911 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.