Homicide Unit Investigating Northwest Charlotte Shooting Death

Lucky_Penny_3CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One man is dead after being shot in Charlotte early Saturday morning.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating the shooting, which happened around 2:45 a.m. near the 1200 block of Lucky Penny Street in northwest Charlotte.

Officers found Timothy Costella Covington, 52, in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said Covington died at the scene.

Saturday afternoon detectives arrested Gregory Paul Jones, 47, and charged him with involuntary manslaughter.

Detectives said Jones voluntarily went to CMPD headquarters for an interview about the shooting. After the interview Jones was charged.

According to police Covington and Jones did know each other. They said the shooting was not a random act of violence.

Police ask anyone with any additional information to call 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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