Man arrested in east Charlotte homicide

CMPD have arrested and charged a man with the murder of Melvin Ashby.

Officers arrested Jose Carlos Cruz Wednesday evening and charged him with murder.

On Saturday, September 19, officers were called to a home on the 5500 block of Lantana Avenue.

When police arrived they found 26-year-old Ashby suffering from a gunshot wound. Medic pronounced him dead at the scene.

Authorities say they were called to the same house concerning a domestic disturbance involving Ashby the day before.

This is an ongoing investigation.