Teen Killed Overnight in West Charlotte Shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a teenager in West Charlotte early Tuesday morning.
Damien Wright, 16, of Charlotte, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of 13-year-old Khalil Malik Cousart.
Police arrived at the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Parkway Avenue just after 1 a.m. where Cousart was lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence, as detectives determined that Wright and Cousart knew each other.
This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.