On October 16, CMPD announced that 26-year-old Jakkael Best was arrested in connection to the homicide. Best is charged with first-degree Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.
Authorities said around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, officers were called to a reported shooting in the 6600 block of Wenda Place in east Charlotte. A man was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the area and was pronounced dead at the scene, they said.
The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Simon Yemane Semere. His family has been notified of his death, CMPD said.
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This remains an open and active investigation. CSI, Operations Command, Victim Services, Charlotte Fire, and Medic were among the departments that responded to the crime scene.
CMPD said traffic delays were expected in the area Wednesday near Idlewild Road.
The murder comes on the heels of another homicide Tuesday night in the University City area where a man was found shot to death.