CMPD: Man Charged With Murder Of 15-Year-Old In Southwest Charlotte Shooting

The Latest (11/3/21):

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged a man for the fatal southwest Charlotte shooting of a 15-year-old.

Homicide Unit detectives identified 18-year-old Dametrius Hilliard for the murder of Daliamontray Decarlo Strothers Jr. as a result of continued investigation. Warrants were then issued for his arrest.

Dametrius Hilliard 3 Counts Of Discharge Weapon Occupied Property Homicide Murder

Police located and arrested Hilliard Tuesday following a collaborative effort by members of CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, Canine Unit, Aviation Unit, and officers from Freedom, North and Metro Divisions.

After an interview, Hilliard was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and three counts of shooting into occupied dwelling, according to police.

The Latest (10/15/21):

Detectives have identified the victim who died after a southwest Charlotte shooting Tuesday night as 15-year-old  Daliamontray Strothers Jr.

Police say Strothers Jr. died in the hospital on October 14th due to injuries sustained in the shooting.

Original Story (10/13/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A juvenile was seriously injured after a southwest Charlotte shooting late Tuesday night, according to police.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to Fairwood Avenue, off of Remount Road, around 11:58 p.m. after receiving an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Upon arrival, officers found a juvenile boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medic transported the victim to Atrium Main with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or

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