CMPD: Man shot, killed in west Charlotte

- Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a homicide in west Charlotte. 

Police say around 4:10 p.m. on Friday, they were called to the 300 block of Fairwood Ave. for an assault with a deadly weapon. 

Upon arrival, officers found a 24-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital by Medic, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later. The victim was later identified as Decario Betha. 

Preliminary evidence suggests that Betha was outside in the Southside Apartment complex when he got into an argument with two other people. During the argument, a suspect shot Betha. It appears the two knew each other. 

Detectives are processing the scene, collecting evidence, and canvassing the area for witnesses.

This is an active, ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to Detective Helms, the lead detective assigned to the case, or another homicide unit detective. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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