Two men found not guilty in deadly 2015 shooting


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two men who were charged in connection with the murder of Shawn Lovell Parker in 2015 were both found not guilty by a jury Wednesday.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Diondre Montrez Bittle, 25, and Cordero Lamont McCoy, 26, were both facing a charge of first-degree murder.

Parker was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a home on Windy Valley Drive on June 30, 2015. He was pronounced dead on scene by MEDIC.

Bittle and Charles Burns, 23, were each charged with murder in January 2016. On July 31, 2015, McCoy and 33-year-old Keaundra LaShawn Strong were also arrested in connection to Parker's death.

Bittle, police said, was already in the Mecklenburg County Jail on unrelated charges when he was charged in Parker's death.

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Bittle and McCoy were also found not guilty on the charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Bittle was found not guilty of being an armed habitual felony and McCoy was also found not guilty on the charges of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon and being an armed habitual felon, according to the District Attorney.

The District Attorney said North Carolina was required to dismiss the charges of being an armed habitual felon since both men were found not guilty.

Charges are still pending against a co-defendant in this shooting, according to the District Attorney.

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