CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says a man was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after someone shot him in the head Saturday night. He would die a day later of his injuries.
The department shared the alert around 8:10 p.m. During a news briefing later, officers said the call for the shooting came in around 6:17 p.m. The man was shot once, and Medic transported him for immediate treatment.
Police said the neighborhood the shooting happened in is typically quiet, and officers are searching for the suspect. A possible identity for the suspect was not available at the time.
On Tuesday, May 17, CMPD confirmed the victim died on May 15. He has been identified as 18-year-old Kashawn Johnson.
Police originally classified this investigation as an assault with a deadly weapon, but have since reclassified it as a homicide following Johnson's passing at the hospital.
Anyone with information is urged to call a homicide detective directly at 704-432-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers online or by calling 704-334-1600.
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