CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A man didn't make it far from the entrance of a south Charlotte restaurant before another person shot him to death, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Domingo Venancio-Tapia. The deadly shooting happened at 10:54 p.m. Monday, April 29 at the Restaurante Lempira located at 5906 South Boulevard.
As officers arrived at the scene, they located a man who was directly in front of the restaurant with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Detectives said Venancio-Tapia had been inside the restaurant and was shot within a few minutes of exiting the building.
#POLICE: "We do know there was some interaction inside the restaurant between the victim and the suspects. So we do not believe this to be a random act." @CMPD continues to investigate a deadly #Monday night #shooting outside Restaurante Lempira on South Blvd. One man is dead. pic.twitter.com/pom1nIKitH— Amber Roberts (@AmberFOX46) April 30, 2019
Surveillance video shows moments before the shooting, and shows the victim Venancio-Tapia shaking hands and hugging a man who the restaurant owner says shot and killed him.
Just watched video from Restaurante Lempira on South Blvd. A man was shot, killed last night just steps outside the restaurant. The video inside the restaurant moments before the shooting shows the victim shaking hands and hugging the guy the restaurant owner says killed him. pic.twitter.com/xtGr83pfYt— Robin Kanady (@RobinFox46) April 30, 2019
The restaurant owner told FOX 46 Charlotte that there wasn't an altercation inside the restaurant and the victim and suspect seemed to be good friends. They reportedly left the restaurant together, and the victim was killed moments later.
Restaurant owner says there was no altercation inside, the two seemed to be good friends. They left the restaurant together, and the victim was killed moments later. MORE on the video tonight when you WATCH @FOX46News at 5pm. pic.twitter.com/AWVBtiTRVu— Robin Kanady (@RobinFox46) April 30, 2019
Anyone with further information on this murder is asked to call 704-432-TIPS. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.