Saturday, September 8, 2012

Charlotte, NC: Police say Charlotte fatal shooting is domestic violence

A 37-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with fatally shooting a man he found inside a parked car with his wife Friday night.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Marcus Darnell Turner has been jailed for allegedly killing a man whom he told police he had never seen before. Dead in the incident was Derrick Lee Miller, 41.

Police say they were called about 10:45 p.m. Friday to the NorthPark Business Park, in the 6700 block of NorthPark Boulevard, after reports that a man had been shot. They found Miller on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was declared dead a short time later after Medic arrived.

Investigators took the alleged shooter, who they say remained at the scene, and two other people to headquarters for questioning.

A police spokesman said Turner found his wife and Miller together in the car, and they say he shot him, then called 911. Investigators called it an apparent case of domestic violence.

Nobody else was injured. Police ask that anyone with information in the case call detectives at 704-432-TIPS, or leave information with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

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