Police ID father of 4 killed in Charlotte shooting

Isaac Carelock


by GLENN COUNTS / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on March 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 10:50 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 34-year-old man.

The incident occurred around 4:30 Monday morning in the 3100 block of Morning Drive, which runs off Clanton Road in southwest Charlotte.

"Just heard a gunshot and I didn't think no more about it, and after a while I heard the sirens and stuff and I looked outside and he was lying on the sidewalk," said Tony Ross, a next door neighbor.

He says he didn’t hear banging or anything that would indicate that someone was trying to break in.

“No no, I just heard her father say he rushed in the house kicked in the door and she had to shoot him.”

Isaac Carelock's family strongly disagrees that deadly force was necessary.

"It could have all been prevented, that's how I look at it, she could have called the police, she could have filed a restraining order or anything," said P.K.

P.K. is the Carelock’s cousin and did not wish to give her full name.

She says that prior to the shooting she was with her cousin at Club Label, and that his girlfriend called him repeatedly.

"He kept going in and out the club which is like him when he gets calls from her; she calls him just to raise hell and that's throughout the day," she said.

Carelock does have an arrest history which includes charges for assault on a female. Both families believed they were better off alone.

"He was crazy about her, both of them together is crazy. I told them to leave each other alone... but I wasn't expecting that," said P.K.

Carelockleaves behind four children who will now have to grow up without a father.