Suspect in fatal north Charlotte hit-and-run in custody, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place in north Charlotte in June.

Police say warrants were obtained and served on 18-year-old Leon Lamar Moses Jr. for felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and no operators license. Moses was arrested Wednesday.

On June 23, officers responded to a hit-and-run at the intersection of Statesville Avenue and Norris Avenue in north Charlotte. When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 67-year-old William James Johnson Jr., lying in the road next to a moped.

Johnson was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries, police said. Johnson died on July 15 as a result of his injuries.

Witnesses at the scene told officers that a silver Mitsubishi Mirage struck Johnson’s moped and left the scene after the crash. Police found the suspect vehicle at the corner of Montreat Street and Norris Avenue unoccupied. Moses reportedly ran from the scene on foot.

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