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Suspect charged with murder after man found dead in vehicle in North Carolina

Authorities have charged a North Carolina man with murder in the death of a man who was found after his vehicle hit a tree.

The investigation began Friday afternoon after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responded to a report about an assault and found a man dead inside a wrecked sport utility vehicle.

The victim was later identified as 28-year-old Cedric Kirkland and his death was determined to be a homicide.

Authorities said Sunday that investigators identified and later found a vehicle of interest.

Further investigation led to the arrest of 24-year-old George Winston.

Winston is charged with murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

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