October 3, 2019
To be fair, it was an accident.
He’s a gud boi – he didn’t mean it.
Just a bit cross-eyed, is all. Can’t shoot straight.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said a teenager accused of shooting a prominent doctor in uptown Monday afternoon has been arrested.
The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. near Trade and College streets.
Police said a fight in an alleyway of the EpiCentre led to gunfire, and a man nearby was hit by a stray bullet. That victim was identified as Dr. John Holaday.
“I see a guy laying on the ground,” CMPD Deputy Chief Gerald Smith said. “The way he was laying was telling me something wasn’t right.”
Wew, check out the perception skills of this black Sherlock Holmes.
MEDIC said Holaday, 75, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police called his condition grave.
A witness said he saw a group of what he believed to be teens run from the area where the shooting happened.
Police said they detained several subjects of interest immediately after the shooting. On Tuesday morning, police said 16-year-old Raheem Shacklette had been charged with attempted murder, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.
Officials said Shacklette had just come to Charlotte from Georgia and the gun he used had been stolen there.