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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a man who was found dead with a gunshot wound in the backyard of a home in north Charlotte in late October.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Rush Wind Drive around 11:20 p.m. on Oct. 24. The victim, identified as 29-year-old Mario Witherspoon, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials have not released a possible motive for the killing or said what evidence led to Copeland being named a suspect.On Monday, police said 55-year-old John Michael Copeland was charged with murder in Witherspoon’s death. Copeland was arrested in Newark, New Jersey, following an investigation involving multiple agencies.
Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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