911 call about armed robbery leads to body near Spectrum Center in uptown, CMPD says

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A 911 call about an armed robbery in uptown Charlotte led police to a body near Spectrum Center early Sunday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

The gunshot victim has been identified as Javone Johnson, 27, CMPD said.

All the people involved in the incident are being interviewed by investigators, officials said.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Caldwell Street, which borders the southeast corner of the arena between 5th and 6th streets. The shooting occurred “outside Brooklyn Nightclub and Lounge,” according to Observer news partner WBTV.

Spectrum Center did not have any events scheduled Saturday night, according to its website.

“Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who sustained gunshot injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene,” CMPD said in a news release.

“Detectives are currently interviewing the involved parties of the shooting and are not looking for additional suspects. ... The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.”

The killing puts Charlotte’s 2021 homicide count at 70.

Map shows locations of homicides in Charlotte in 2021

Investigators did not release details of how Johnson was connected to the robbery call.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.

Anonymous tips can be offered through Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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