Man arrested in deadly north Charlotte hit-and-run

Man arrested in deadly north Charlotte hit-and-run
Moses
Moses
(Mike Rode | WBTV)
(Mike Rode | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in north Charlotte in June was arrested Wednesday.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 18-year-old Leon Lamar Moses Jr. is accused of hitting and killing 67-year-old William James Johnson Jr. who was on a moped on June 23.

The hit-and-run occurred around 1:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Norris Avenue and Statesville Avenue.

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Johnson died on July 15 due to his injuries, police said.

Police say a silver Mitsubishi Mirage was seen fleeing from the area after Johnson was hit. The vehicle was then found a short distance away unoccupied on Montreat Street and Norris Avenue.

Moses was charged with felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and not having an operator's license.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 703-334-1600.

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