One arrested in the shooting death teen in east Charlotte

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 10:13 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte officers have made an arrest in the homicide of a 17-year-old shot and killed Thursday night.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were called to a home off Allen Road around 9:20 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When the arrived, they found Jeremiah Nathanial Woodard-Pegues had been shot.

Medic pronounced him dead on scene. He was weeks away from his 18th birthday.

While investigating the scene, officers found a stolen car in the area. They tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver fled.

Officers didn’t engage in a pursuit. CMPD’s Aviation Unit followed the car and directed officers where the suspects ran from the car.

Tracey Lamont Witherspoon Jr. was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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