Second man charged for involvement in shooting death of man and woman in east Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) -A second man has been charged for his involvement in a fatal double shooting on October 19 in east Charlotte.
Police say 27-year-old Jamaal Rashad Porterfield was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Bluefield, West Virginia after warrants were issued for his arrest. Porterfield is facing felony accessory after the fact to murder for his involvement in the deaths of Jakailah Jackson and Dontrake Blackmoore.
Police say Porterfield will be extradited to North Carolina at a later date.
The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. on October 19 on the 2100 block of Kilborne Drive. Police say 26-year-old Blackmoore was pronounced dead at the scene while 27-year-old Jackson was rushed to the hospital where she later died.
On October 21, CMPD confirmed 22-year-old Xaveon Obryan Dunn had been arrested and charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police haven’t said what led up to the shooting or released any possible motive.
“To have something like this happen in broad daylight seems to be pretty brazen," CMPD Major Cecil Bribson said. "It’s one of those things you can’t wrap your mind around.”
A car missing several windows was towed from the scene. One woman heard the sirens and ran to the scene. She immediately comforted loved ones of the victims.
“I just couldn’t stand to see her cry by herself like that so I just went and rubbed her back and said a prayer for her," Emma Biggs said.
Biggs says crime scenes are popping up in this area far too often.
“It’s concerning because I have a lot of loved ones in this area and it can be concerning especially when you see this happen in the daytime," she said.
Alice Bryan, a neighbor who lives near the shooting site, said she frequents the convenience stores close to the site where the shooting happened.
“I felt terrible. I thought, ‘gee whiz that’s awful for them and that’s awful for our neighborhood’," said Bryan.
She said she has had to call the police after hearing gunshots near her community, and admits that the violence is concerning.
“I don’t know if they were Christians, but you know I just don’t see this as a way to solve interpersonal problems," said Bryan.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
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