CMPD has just confirmed that Thomas Louis Beatty Jr, 52, was shot and killed in northwest Charlotte this past Friday afternoon. This is now the 7th murder so far in 2017.
Officers arrived on Morning Breeze Lane on Friday afternoon at around 4:30 Friday afternoon to discover Thomas lying in the front yard of his home.
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He was quickly rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
According to the police report, the shooter and the victim are thought to have some sort of relationship and the shooting is thought to be drug related. .
The police are still looking for the shooter and have asked for the public’s help.
If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.