Man Charged With Murder After 16-Year-Old Boy Dies Following Fourth of July Shooting In South End
The Latest (7/7/21):
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a man for the fatal Fourth of July shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy in South End.
Through an investigation, 30-year-old Dashawn Rorie was identified as a suspect in the homicide case of Travell Moore.
According to police, Rorie has since been arrested and charged with murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.
The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.
Original Story (7/5/21):
CHARLOTTE — CMPD is looking for whoever shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in South End on Sunday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Travell Moore.
It happened around 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of Remount Road and South Boulevard.
Traffic was blocked in both directions on Sunday afternoon, as officers investigated.
Moore was taken to the hospital where died Monday morning.
Police have not said what led to the shooting.
This case is being investigated as a homicide.
Moore is the 7th teenager to be shot and killed since February.
Robert Dawkins with Action NC says the city needs to change the methodology of how it treats violence among 17 to 24-year-olds. He says the violence interruption programs are a solution. The evidence-based program that utilizes a public health approach to address violent crime is launching in the Beatties Ford area starting in August it’s called the Alternatives to Violence.
“It’s not the usual conflict resolution, if not all of that. It’s working in the neighborhoods to try to anticipate through a methodology where crime is going to happen before the situation or they get to the point,” Dawkins says.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. You can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.