CMPD detectives identified Christopher Paul Huffman, 42, as the suspect in the murder of 62-year-old Charles Michael Middleton, who was shot to death last week in Charlotte.
On Monday, the Arizona Highway Patrol arrested Huffman for Middleton’s murder.
Homicide Detectives have confirmed that Mr. Middleton and Mr. Huffman were known acquaintances; this was not a random act of violence.
Huffman is currently being held at the Canal County Jail. CMPD Homicide Detectives are en-route to Casa Grande to interview the suspect.
There is no current timetable on Mr. Huffman’s return to Mecklenburg County.
A police spokesman says officers received a 9-1-1 call about shots fired on the 300 block of Elmhurst Road around 5:45 last Friday morning.
When they arrived, they found one person dead from a gunshot wound.
Police are asking anyone with information about this homicide to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.
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