CMPD: 2 Teens Charged With Murder After 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot In West Charlotte

The Latest (11/27/20):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say they have additionally charged a 15-year-old boy for the murder of Joshua Clawson.

Original Story (11/23/20):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say a 16-year-old girl has been charged for the murder of a teenage boy after he died two days after being shot in west Charlotte.

Officers responded around 2:15 p.m. on Friday to Reid Avenue off of Clanton Road after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 16-year-old Joshua Clawson with an apparent gunshot wound, and he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the investigation, a 16-year-old teen was identified as a suspect in this case, and on Sunday, she was located and arrested by officers.

Shortly after she was arrested, Clawson, died due to his injuries. Police say as a result, the suspect has since been charged with murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or