CMPD: Fatal Shooting Of 27-Year-Old Near UNC Charlotte Classified As Justified Homicide

The Latest (3/31/22):

Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say that the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old near UNC Charlotte has been classified as a justified homicide.

The homicide case of Lemuel Gipson was initiated in January 2022.

Officials with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office say after reviewing the case they concur with the detectives’ decision not to charge anyone in this case.

Original Story (2/1/22):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 27-year-old was fatally shot near UNC Charlotte Monday afternoon, sparking a homicide investigation, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Officers responded to Ivy Meadow Drive, off of Old Concord Road, around 3:20 p.m. in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Upon arrival, officers located a man with a gunshot wound.

The victim, later identified as Lemuel Gipson, was transported to Atrium Health-Main hospital by Medic for treatment. Gipson later died due to his injuries, according to hospital staff and police.

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 by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or