Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers found a body along the 4500 block of South Boulevard near Woodlawn Road, officials says.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers found a body along the 4500 block of South Boulevard near Woodlawn Road, officials says.

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An early morning call about an assault led Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to a body along a heavily traveled stretch of South Boulevard, officials said in a news release.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Anthony Smith, CMPD said in a case update.

The discovery was made around 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in the 4500 block. The heavily commercial area is just north of Woodlawn Road.

“Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who had sustained gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene,” CMPD said.

Details of a suspect have not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CMPD Homicide Unit at 704-432-8477 and speak to a detective.

Tips can be offered anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

This story was originally published February 11, 2024, 7:10 AM.

Mark Price is a National Reporter for McClatchy News. He joined the network of newspapers in 1991 at The Charlotte Observer, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.


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