The victim was 64-year-old Larry Dean Bowden. He had been found in the 900 block of North Tyron Street, suffering from injuries apparently as the result of a shooting. The incident happened on October 5th. Police found him on the road at approximately 1:00 a.m.
Bowden was taken to Novant Heath Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was treated for the gunshot wounds. However, Bowden died as a result of these wounds 25 days later on October 30th.
Samuel Antoine Smith, 24, was charged with the murder and arrested on Tuesday. Police have not yet released a motive for the killing.