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Man accused of killing Charlotte teen dies in hospital

Darvon Fletcher was supposed to be served warrants upon release from a hospital, but he died before that could happen.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Thursday a man who was accused of killing a teen during a shooting earlier in September died of his injuries before he could be arrested.

CMPD previously reported on Sept. 8 that 19-year-old Johnny Edward Scott died in an afternoon shooting that happened along West Boulevard. He was found outside the Walmart along Wilkinson Boulevard, but died at a hospital because of his injuries. Another person, now identified as 23-year-old Darvon Fletcher, was also taken to a hospital for treatment.

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On Sept. 23, CMPD revealed Fletcher had been identified as the suspect in Scott's killing, and had obtained warrants against him for murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These would have been served on him after his release from the hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries before he could be released.

Detectives have since concluded their investigation into the case.

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Note: WCNC instituted a new policy in March 2021 regarding the broadcast or posting of mugshots.  

WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings.

Because the suspect died before he could be arrested, his mugshot is not included.

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