Victim identified in Metro Division homicide

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at LaSalle Street and Beatties Ford Road in the Metro Division.  The call for service came in at 12:23 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.

Metro Division patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call where they located a male, who has been identified as 37 year old Germany Joaquin Byers, with an apparent gunshot wound.  Byers was transported to Carolinas Medical Center by Medic where he was pronounced deceased.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Lowe is thelead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at