Man shot in southeast Charlotte, found dead after car hit power pole

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified a man who was fatally shot in southeast Charlotte late Thursday night.

Raymond James Johnson III, 43, was found dead after his car crashed into a light pole.

Detectives are investigating the incident that took place on Monroe Rd. near the 600 block of Fugate Ave. Officers were responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call that came in around 8:00 p.m. Thursday. 

Upon arrival, officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound dead inside a vehicle. The car had crashed into a power pole near that intersection. No one else was inside the car, according to police.

This is the 54th homicide in Charlotte this year.

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

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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