Two charged in fatal North Carolina shooting

Published 5:18 pm Saturday, July 3, 2021

Two people – one of them a teen – have been charged in connection with a fatal shooting in northwest Charlotte, police said Thursday.

A news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers responded to reports on Tuesday of a shooting victim. When they arrived, officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. The man, identified as Joshua Hollingsworth, 20, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police charged Jamal Harris, 24, with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A 17-year-old is charged with accessory after the fact to murder, police said.

His identity was not released due to his status as a minor, police said Thursday. It wasn’t known if either suspect had an attorney.

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