CMPD: 3 Charged For Shooting And Killing Man In South Charlotte Hotel Room

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives have charged three suspects for the murder of Dean Varian, 31, who is the victim in the fatal south Charlotte shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

Police say Alicia Thrower, 24, Kheelen Stockdale, 21, and a 16-year-old juvenile have been charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in this case.

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Alicia Thrower & Kheelen Stockdale

Original Story (6/26/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives are investigating a homicide in south Charlotte after a man was shot and killed early Saturday morning.

Officers say they responded to shots fired at 12:45 a.m. on June 26th on Westpark Drive.

At the scene, officers found one man with a gunshot wound inside a hotel room and began to give aid.

Detectives say the victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information to call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with a Homicide Unit detective or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or