SUSPECT ARRESTED CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MAN IN A BACK YARD RESIDENCE

John Copeland and Mario Witherspoon

Man arrested after a victim was murdered in Charlotte

John Copeland, 55, is charged with the murder of 29-year-old Mario Witherspoon.

On October 24, 2019 Mario was killed on Rush Wind Drive Charlotte, NC. Mario was shot in the back yard of a home.

As a result of continued investigation, John was identified as a suspect in this case, and warrants were issued for his arrest. On November 11, 2019, John was located and arrested in Newark, New Jersey, following a multi-agency effort.

John will ultimately be transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, pending his extradition.

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