Man charged with murder in deadly shooting of Charlotte teen

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in Charlotte has turned himself in to police.

According to police, 22-year-old Antonio Lorenzo Covington turned himself into detectives at police headquarters Sunday. Covington wanted for the murder of 19-year-old Ernest Louis Cash Jr.

Cash was dropped off at Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, on March 31 with a gunshot wound. He died from his injuries the next day.

After Covington was interviewed by police, he was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Covington is also wanted in Georgia on an outstanding fugitive warrant for violating his probation.

Shari Lavelle Harris, 18, also is wanted as a person of interest in the case.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Grande is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at

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