CHARLOTTE -- Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in east Charlotte.

  • CMPD was called to the American Beauty and Garden Center for a break-in.
  • The owner says he saw a suspect inside the business.
  • When the suspect ran around the back of the store, he was hot. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were called out to the American Beauty and Garden Center on East Independence Boulevard around 4:30 Monday for a break-in.

The owner called police, but then took matters into their own hands, shooting the suspect as he was running out of the store. 

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police statement says the owner called back and said that he'd shot someone. Officers located 20-year-old Justin Tyler Anderson behind the business. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Based upon the initial investigation, it appears Anderson broke into the business by smashing the front glass door. When the owner arrived at the scene, police say Anderson ran out the front door and was shot by the owner. An investigation is ongoing. 

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