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Teen Charged In Shooting Of Man In Uptown Charlotte

CMPD vehicle

Updated 12:40 p.m. Tuesday

CMPD identified the man shot and wounded at the scene of a fire yesterday in uptown Charlotte as 74-year-old John W. Holaday.

Holaday is the CEO of Disposerx, a North Carolina company that specializes in drug disposal. A 16-year-old has been charged in the shooting, which occured just before 4 p.m. Monday near the scene of the fire at a restaurant on North College Street near the Bank of America Center.

Police said Holaday was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The teenager faces multiple charges, including attempted murder, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.

The Charlotte Fire Department said on Twitter Tuesday that the fire, which happened at Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen, was accidental and started in the kitchen hood system.

According to numerous reports, the shooting took place after a nearby altercation and Holaday was a bystander.

Sarafina Wright is the "All Things Considered" producer for WFAE 90.7 Charlotte’s NPR Source. Before coming to WFAE, she worked as a political correspondent for EBONY.com, staff writer at the Washington Informer and editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Howard University. When she's not writing professionally, Sarafina can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com or hanging out with her book club, Charlotte West.