CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A third suspect was arrested in connection with a murder in University City in early December.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said 21-year-old Javon Sherwood was found dead outside the Belle Haven Apartment Homes complex on Autumn Lake Court on Saturday, December 1. Initially, detectives arrested Yacouba Meite, 25, in connection with Sherwood's murder.

On Thursday, CMPD announced that 18-year-old Keith Bryson Powell was arrested in the case and charged with murder and felonious restraint.

Keith Bryson Powell mugshot
Keith Bryson Powell
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

CMPD has additionally arrested 23-year-old Khalil Dante Capers in connection to the death of Sherwood. Police report Capers was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.


CMPD initially said there were drugs at the scene; however, they did not confirm if the shooting was drug-related. Also, one of the vehicles related to the investigation had a dog in it, so animal control was called to the scene to take the animal.

Friends of Sherwood set up a GoFundMe to help cover funeral expenses. He would have turned 22 on December 10.

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