Police: Man killed, 3 suspects in custody in north Charlotte

A man was shot and killed in north Charlotte this afternoon, according to police.

The scene along Azalea Hills Drive has been one that has neighbors on edge and looking for their own answers.    

"We had a car stop by and he said 'get in your house now!'" said Alyson Smith, who lives nearby. 

Just before 4 p.m., officers were called to the 3000 block of Azalea Hills Drive where they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

"Initial calls was for an assault with a deadly weapon," a CMPD spokesperson said. 

The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Nathaniel Raul Newberry, 30. One of the suspects in the case, Tyquis Jenkins, 27, has been charged with Newberry's murder.

Tyquis Jenkins was charged with the murder of Nathaniel Newberry. (CMPD)

Smith and Musthari Aziz live a few doors down from where Newberry was shot. He was found in the yard of one of the houses.

"As soon as it happened, I went and saw the paramedics trying to resuscitate him," Aziz said. 

Neighbors say this is something they haven't seen before. FOX 46 checked and while the neighborhood has seen assaults over the last six months, they've been nothing like this.    

Some are nervous. Others, at this point, just want to know what happened.

"It's quite a peaceful neighborhood. A lot of kids around here," Aziz said. 

Three people are being questioned by police in connection to the crime. Police are not looking for any additional suspects at this time. 

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