Three Teens Charged With Killing 17-Year-Old In NW Charlotte

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The CMPD has charged 17-year-old Juan Zamora, 16-year-old Andy Garcia, and a 15-year-old girl, for the murder of 17-year-old Alysha Johnson in northwest Charlotte on Monday afternoon.

As a result of an investigation, all three suspects were charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

Police say community members shared important information with officers, which led to the apprehension of the suspects before they could commit other crimes.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help Alysha’s family pay for funeral expenses. To get more information, click HERE.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective James is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Original Story:

CHARLOTTE, NC — CMPD says three people of interest have been detained after a woman was shot and killed in northwest Charlotte Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened just after 3:00 p.m. near the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Medic.

It was an emotional scene. More than a dozen police cars filled the street while detectives collected evidence.

“When I got the call I was like, I was just in shock,” said Evelyn Poe. She says the teen victim had been living with her grandson at her home in West Charlotte for the last six months.

“When I got up here and I seen all this tape, I was like I can’t believe it,” said Poe.

Police say the teen was shot several times around 3:00 p.m.

“It’s exhausting, it’s frustrating, and you just feel helpless,” said Angie Drakeford.

She grew up in West Charlotte and lives blocks away from where the deadly shooting happened. She says the increased violence must stop.

“I truly don’t think there is a sense of understanding that there is not a second chance,” said Drakeford.

As detectives search for answers. Poe remembers the last time she saw the victim alive.

“It hurts because she was a happy person this morning when she woke up this morning,” said a tearful Poe.

The victim has not yet been identified. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.