Arrest made in murder investigation

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Tuesday they've made an arrest in connection to an ongoing murder investigation. 

Ricco Doral McHam, Jr. was taken into custody for his involvement in the murder of 19-year-old Markas Vereen, that occurred on July 4, 2016.

Detectives said information and evidence gathered during the course of the investigation led them to identifying McHam as the suspect in this case. 

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On Tuesday, McHam was interviewed by detectives at police headquarters. He was subsequently charged with murder and possession of a firearm by felon.

He was transported to the Mecklenburg County Sherriff’s Office where he is currently in custody.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Hefner is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
 

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