Man's body found near Idlewild Elementary School

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Israel Jacob Williams. Source: Mecklenburg County Jail

Detectives with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a death investigation after a man was found dead near the fence line of a neighborhood and Idlewild Elementary School.

The call for service came in at 8:57 a.m. Officers responded to the scene at the 7100 block of Idlewild Road and found the man who was officially pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.

The man has been identified as 19-year-old Israel Jacob Williams.

The incident is not believed to have happened during regular school hours, according to police.

Officers responded to two calls for service in that area Tuesday evening around 11:30 p.m. where the callers said they heard multiple shots fired. Officers checked out the area but did not find anything. Based on evidence gathered at the scene this morning, detectives have discovered that these previous shots fired calls for service are related to this homicide.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600