Justified Homicide: Man Will Not Be Charged For Fatal Shooting On Delta Lake Drive In East Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say the shooting death of 18-year-old Milton Howard has been classified as a justified homicide.  The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and agreed with CMPD detectives’ decision not to charge anyone in the case, according to a news release.

Howard was shot to death on Delta Lake Drive in east Charlotte.  The man, claiming to be the shooter, took to Facebook Live, saying he shot the teen because he tried to rob him.

Update (March 22, 2021):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte father says he was sickened after watching a video showing the final moments of his son’s life.  And, he has a message for the shooter and CMPD.

18-year-old Milton Howard, II., was just months away from graduating from East Mecklenburg High School, and had recently become a father.  His dad says he was looking forward to enlisting in the Air Force.

But, just over a week ago, his family received devastating news, their beloved son was found shot to death on Delta Lake Drive near W.T. Harris Blvd.  A man, claiming to be the shooter, took to Facebook Live, saying he shot the teen because he tried to rob him.  Howard’s father saw the video.

“You mean, if you shot my son, it was more important for you to go live than to push the three digits to 911 to get him some help?” says Milton Howard, the teen’s father.

“We need a first degree murder charge.  Plain and simple, it was robbery.  It was premeditated,” he says.

Howard believes his son was set up to be robbed and killed.  He says his son used a popular app known as Hood Uber to catch a ride.  The app says it’s a discounted ride-sharing service for private members only.

CMPD says no one has been charged in this case.

Original Story:

CHARLOTTE — One day after a shocking video went viral, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police announced that no charges have been filed in the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in East Charlotte.

Sunday, a man took to Facebook live, sharing to his followers that he had just shot someone who attempted to rob him.

“I did not want to have to do this to this little bruh.  I don’t know who he is.  I tried to give him a ride,” the man said.

The man posted at the same time CMPD responded to a shots fired call on Delta Lake Drive near W.T. Harris Blvd.  When detectives arrived, they found 18-year-old Milton Howard inside a car dead from a gunshot wound.

Detectives questioned two persons of interest, and announced that no charges were filed against the person who shot Howard.

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney will review the case, and decide if any charges should be filed.