Man shot and killed inside car on Independence Boulevard identified

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A man was found dead inside a car on Independence Boulevard near Briar Creek on Saturday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

Police responded to the 2600 block of Independence Boulevard around 3:47 a.m. where they came across a car that had struck the median.

Inside the car, they located 43-year-old Everette Thomas Lynn who had been suffering from gunshot wounds. Lynn was pronounced dead on scene  by Medic. 

Police temporarily shut down all lanes on Independence Boulevard to conduct a homicide investigation. 

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