Two charged with murder after man found shot to death on side of road in Matthews

Two charged with murder after man found shot to death on side of road in Matthews
Zatario Jarod Stewart and Tobias Lamario McNeil were charged with murder. (Source: Matthews Police Department)

MATTHEWS, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have charged two men with murder in the shooting death of a man found on the side of the road in Matthews on Aug. 10.

Around 8:14 a.m., Matthews officers responded to Lakeview Circle regarding a report of an abandoned vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle in question was located.

After further investigation of the surrounding area, officers found a man dead on the shoulder of the road.

The man was identified as 27-year-old Cory DeShawn Carpenter of Charlotte.

During the crime scene investigation, Matthews detectives determined it appeared Carpenter had died from multiple gunshot wounds, therefore classifying this case as a homicide.

Through corroborating evidence and witness statements collected during this investigation, detectives were able to identify the individuals believed to be responsible for this crime.

Zatario Jarod Stewart and Tobias Lamario McNeil were charged with murder.

Stewart was taken into custody by CMPD on Aug, 17 and McNeil was taken into custody by Durham (NC) Police Department on Aug. 17. Both are currently in custody at the Mecklenburg County Jail.

The Matthews Police Department expressed appreciation to CMPD, Durham Police Department, and the U.S. Secret Service for all the assistance provided to locate and safely apprehend these individuals.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact detectives at 704-841-6708.

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