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Man Shot To Death In East Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/CBS Charlotte) — Police officers from the Hickory Grove Division responded to a report of an assault Saturday night in East Charlotte. When they arrived, they found 38-year-old Willie Thomas Byars Jr. dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made, however, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit has launched an investigation, and Detectives assigned to the case are requesting additional information from the public.

Anyone with information related to the murder of Byars is urged to call 704-432-TIPS.

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