UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A teenage boy shot outside a Union County poolhouse Friday has died from his injuries.
Deputies identified two suspects in 15-year-old Khalil Tyree McKoy’s death after tracking down the vehicle believed to be involved in the killing.
Hunter Devon Moore, 19, of Waxhaw, and Jalen Sincere Patterson, 20, were charged with first-degree murder.
The incident happened in the Villages of Wesley Chapel pool house parking lot around 5 p.m. Friday. McKoy lived in the nearby St. John’s Forest subdivision in Monroe.
Witnesses described a dark-colored SUV, possibly an Acura, fleeing from the scene on Holton Drive and traveling toward Airport Road.
Detectives said McKoy had a prearranged meeting with the suspects, but that it went south once guns were involved.
Video showed McKoy approaching the passenger side before being shot by someone in the vehicle. The vehicle then drove away from the scene.
Sheriff Eddie Cathey commended his staff for their work identifying the suspects.
“In less than 12 hours, this Detective Bureau has worked tirelessly together doing old-fashioned police work to identify these two suspects,” Cathey said. “They basically started with nothing more than some camera footage of a vehicle with no clear tag number and were able to locate it, recover evidence, identify those responsible and file charges.”
Anyone with information about this matter is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 704-283-3789 or Union County Crimestoppers, 704-283-5600.