Altercation between family members leads to fatal shooting

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers are investigating after a man was found dead in east Charlotte around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers first responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 6900 block of Olde Savannah Road. When they arrived on scene, they found 31-year-old Donnelle Quinton McDonald suffering from a gunshot wound. Medic pronounced McDonald dead.

Police later charged 52-year-old Gary Lavard Austin with murder after they say he shot McDonald. Detectives believe McDonald and Austin are family members and were involved in a fight that led to the shooting.

Austin has been transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.




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