CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A person died last week after being shot in his home.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 2000 block of Pimpernel Road. Officers responded to the scene in reference to a call for assault with a deadly weapon around 9 p.m.
Police say 22-*year-old Subhi Elmasharawy was found with a gunshot wound and taken to the hospital by MEDIC. Elmasharaway was pronounced dead at the hospital three days later.
On Thursday, homicide detectives charged 17-year-old Shawn Sanders with the murder of Subhi Elmasharawy.
According to court documents, the suspect started shooting through Elmasharawy’s back glass patio. As Elmasharawy was trying to get to safety, a bullet struck him in the head. The victim’s girlfriend, who was also in the home, called police.
Information gathered during the investigation led detectives to identify Sanders as a suspect in this case and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Detectives located Sanders Thursday morning and were able to take him into custody without incident.
Sanders was then taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed by homicide detectives.
At the conclusion of the interview, Sanders was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with first degree murder and first degree burglary.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. According to court documents, drugs may have been involved.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.