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Arrest made in February murder of man found in vehicle near east Charlotte apartment complex

Police initially referred to the death as “suspicious,” before upgrading it to homicide.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a February homicide on Waterford Ridge Drive.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a February homicide on Waterford Ridge Drive.(Source: WBTV file photo)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Police have charged a man with murder in connection with a February homicide in east Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 19-year-old Wajid Kahn was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stem from the Feb. 19 death of 25-year-old Abdulkhaleq Juhaish, who was found inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound on Waterford Ridge Drive, near the Waterford Creek Apartments.

Related: Police conducting homicide investigation in east Charlotte

Police initially referred to the death as “suspicious,” before upgrading it to homicide.

The investigation is active and ongoing, according to the CMPD.

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