CMPD: Gunshot Victim Found Dead In East Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives are investigating after finding a man unresponsive from a gunshot wound in east Charlotte early Monday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a medic call for service on Merry Oaks Road.

At the scene, officers discovered a man, later identified as 34-year-old Wayne Byrd, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medic pronounced Byrd dead at the scene.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with more information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with a Homicide Unit detective or leave a tip anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or