Family, Friends React To Deadly I-85 Road Rage Shooting Of ‘Beloved’ Charlotte Man

The Latest (9/1/21):

A Charlotte family is grieving the loss of a 58-year-old man shot to death along I-85 over the weekend.  Carleton Cartier was killed Saturday.  CMPD calls it a case of road rage.  24-year-old Kevin Jordan is charged in his murder.

Cartier’s family and friends say he was going to a birthday party that afternoon, and they felt something was wrong when he didn’t show up.  They say Cartier was loving, a computer wiz, and would help anyone in need.  They aren’t sure what led up to the shooting, but they say Cartier would never hurt anyone.

“He was no threat. Carlton didn’t have guns, and he wasn’t that type of guy.  Man, this is just bad,” says Oscar Dill, Cartier’s close friend.

Family and friends created a gofundme account to help with funeral expenses.

The Latest (8/30/21):

A 24-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder after a shooting along I-85 South left a man dead Saturday night, according to police. Two sources confirm it was a road rage incident.

Through an investigation, officers identified Kevin Jordan as the suspect in the homicide case of 58-year-old Carleton Cartier, the victim in the case.

During the initial investigation, police were able to retrieve where Jordan and the vehicle used in the crime were located. Officers initiated a traffic stop when Jordan failed to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued, according to police. With the assistance of our K9 and Aviation Unit, Jordan was apprehended shortly after he jumped from the vehicle and fled the scene.

Following an interview with detectives,  Jordan was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, felony flee to elude, and resisting public officer, according to CMPD.

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

Original Story (8/28/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – CMPD is investigating a homicide along I-85 South, near Statesville Ave. near exits 38 and 39.

The interstate was shut down Saturday night in that direction.

Police have not released any other information.