Suspect Charged With Murder For Homicide That Occurred Late Saturday Night

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According to a news release, CMPD have charged a suspect for the murder of 19-year-old Antwon Risher after locating the suspect vehicle associated with the case.

After locating the vehicle, officers attempted a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit began.

Initially officers lost sight of the vehicle but was able to relocate the suspect after seeing that the car had a collision with another unoccupied vehicle.

All occupants were detained and interviewed. According to CMPD, after the interview 18-year-old Donquavis Johnson was charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.


Original Story:

CHARLOTTE, NC– Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation on Griffith Street after police received a call late Saturday night.

Officers say they responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call around 11:50pm.

Upon arrival, authorities say they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

The victim identified as, Antwon Risher, 19, was pronounced deceased by medics and homicide detectives are canvassing the area to determine whether there were any additional witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at