Homicide investigation on I-85 south in North Charlotte

Once officers arrived at the scene they located a vehicle with an adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A suspect has been arrested after a man was shot and killed along Interstate 85 in Charlotte on Saturday, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed Monday.

Shortly before 6 p.m., CMPD officers found Carleton Cartier suffering from a gunshot wound inside his car on I-85 near Statesville Road. Cartier, 58, died as a result of the shooting.

Officers shut down the southbound lanes of the interstate while they searched for evidence.

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Other officers located the vehicle being driven by the suspect, identified by police as 24-year-old Kevin Jordan. When officers attempted to stop Jordan, he fled, according to CMPD. Officers gave chase and took him into custody a short time later.

“We get our fair share of road rage incidents. Most of them do not end in something as tragic as this,” said Major Cecil Brisbon with CMPD. “This is not common.”

Jordan has been charged with Murder, Discharging a Firearm Into An Occupied Vehicle, Felony Flee to Elude, and Resisting Public Officers. 

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or here. 

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