CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte family continues to search for answers in the 2009 unsolved killing of 19-year-old Ja'Ron McGill.
Around 11:30 p.m. on August 3, eight years ago today, McGill was found shot on the side of the road near the intersection of Lanecrest Drive and Colby Place. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead hours later, around 3 a.m.
Police say he was walking home from his pregnant fiancé's home in northeast Charlotte and was confronted along the way.
"According to witnesses, a light colored Toyota Corolla, occupied by three black males, was parked at the intersection of Colby Place and Milton Road," Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.
Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and saw McGill running down Dolby Place. Police say the men in the car may have mistaken McGill for someone else.
Still, the case remains unsolved. McGill's family is expected to speak Thursday at the Weeping Willow AME Zion Church on Milton Road and request the public's help in continuing to try to solve the case.
McGill's fiancé was six months pregnant when McGill was killed.
McGill worked part-time at the airport and was finishing his last year in high school. He was a drummer at his church and a good son, his father said.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600. There is a $9000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.