Suspect arrested in deadly University area shooting

Credit: CMPD

A suspect has been arrested in a University area murder, according to CMPD. 

George Ivan Hayes, 25, was taken into custody on Monday in connection to a fatal shooting that took place at a northeast Charlotte apartment complex on Tuesday, Nov. 20. 

The victim, 22-year-old Kendric Washington, was found with an apparent gunshot wound just after 8:30 p.m. in the common area of an apartment complex in the 8900 block of Avebury Drive, police said.

CPR was performed, but Washington was pronounced dead on scene. Homicide detectives canvassed the area Tuesday night to see if there were any witnesses to the shooting.