Man charged in east Charlotte murder

Posted: // Dec 12, 2009 9:06 AM EST

Updated: // Dec 14, 2009 11:18 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Police have charged a man with murder in the death of a 25-year-old who was killed in east Charlotte early Saturday morning.

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Ronald Tolson (Photo courtesy Mecklenburg County Jail)

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Silver Oaks Apartments on Monroe Road around 2:15 a.m.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Marcus Foster was shot once and ran across Idlewild Road to a shopping center on Independence Boulevard.

He was taken to a local hospital and died a short time later.

Within hours of the shooting, CMPD officers charged Ronald Jerome Tolson with first-degree murder. Tolson also faces several unrelated traffic charges police said. He is scheduled to be in court on Tuesday afternoon.

If you have any information about this weekend’s shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 704-432-TIPS.

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