Police search for suspect connected to shooting outside Midnight Diner

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released surveillance photos Wednesday of a man they believe to be connected to a shooting that happened outside a popular diner near uptown in July. 

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 in the parking lot just behind Midnight Diner located at 115 E. Carson Blvd. 

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Upon arrival, CMPD officers were told that the victim, a patron of Midnight Diner, and another man got into a fight in the back parking lot. During the fight, the victim and suspect got into a brief struggle. The victim then began to run away when the suspect pulled a handgun and shot at the man multiple times in the back. 

The man sustained multiple, non-life threatening gunshot wounds and ran back inside the diner for help. Another patron of the diner then drove the victim to Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.  

At this time, it does not appear that the victim and suspect knew one another.  

CMPD said the suspect is described as a skinny black male with a goatee and short dreads. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt. He fled the scene in a black, four-door sedan with bright headlights and a left front tire that appears to be a spare tire or missing a hub cap, pictured below. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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