One man dead after being shot at motel in northeast Charlotte


A 50-year-old man has died after being fatally shot Saturday at a motel in northeast Charlotte.

Authorities have identified the victim as Malik Fidel Whitney.

According to a statement by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, shortly after 11:23 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the Thrift Motel.

 When police got there, they located a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound.  

The victim was transported to the hospital by Medic where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers detained and interviewed an alleged suspect.  At the conclusion of the interview, Darrell McKinley,53, was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.





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