CMPD: Man charged in gas station homicide in north Charlotte

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged a local man with murder in connection to the stabbing death of another man at a gas station in north Charlotte. 

According to officers, Kevin Hedgepeth, 45, walked into a gas station around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 located at 1501 N. Tryon Street and injured another person. 

Upon arrival, police found a man suffering from apparent trauma. The man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later by medical personnel.

The identity of the man will be released pending family notification.

Information and evidence gathered during the course of the investigation led detectives in identifying Hedgepeth as a suspect.  Hedgepeth was arrested and charged with murder and is currently in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives are continuing to ask for public’s assistance in identifying the man pictured in surveillance video. 

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

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