Man dies 9 days after being found shot inside car at intersection in east Charlotte

20-year-old dies after shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who was found shot inside a vehicle at an east Charlotte intersection has died just over a week later.

The victim, identified as 20-year-old Darnel Mills, was found before 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in a car at the intersection of E. W.T. Harris Boulevard and Duncroft Lane. He was rushed to the hospital where police say he died Wednesday morning.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicated Mills was a passenger of the vehicle, and another person in the car fled on foot.

On Friday, detectives arrested 41-year-old Kehlan Johnson and charged him with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. After Mills died on Wednesday, Johnson was additionally charged with murder.

Kehlan Johnson
Kehlan Johnson (Source: Mecklenburg County Jail)

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with further information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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