CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) — A 16-year-old was arrested Friday and charged with the murder of a man found dead from apparent trauma near Albemarle Road Elementary School on April 21, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Authorities said officers responded to a report of a suspicious person around 6:30 a.m. near the 7800 block of Riding Trail Road. The address is near the elementary school.
Officers said they found a person, identified as 20-year-old Malik Boyd, with apparent trauma. Boyd was pronounced dead on scene.
A WJZY crew on the scene reported that an entrance to the Albemarle Road Neighborhood Park and part of the elementary school’s parking lot were blocked off on the 21st.
A 16-year-old was arrested on April 29 and interviewed by detectives. After the interview, CMPD said the teen was charged with first-degree murder.