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CMPD Asks For Help Locating Car Related To University City Homicide

CMPD believes this car was used by the suspect in the Nov. 25 shooting of 19-year-old Nathaniel Isenhour.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for help locating a car believed to be used by the suspect in the Nov. 25 shooting death of 19-year-old Nathaniel Isenhour in University City.

Police releasedsurveillance video that shows a car with damage to its right front quarter panel and its right tail light out.

Credit CMPD
Sonny and Nathaniel Isenhour

Isenhour was shot outside the Harris Teeter supermarket at 8640 University City Blvd. the week of Thanksgiving. Officers were called to the area just before 10 p.m. after reports of shots fired, but did not find a victim or suspect when they arrived.

A short time later, Isenhour was found at Atrium Health University City Hospital with a gunshot wound. He was transferred to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and died the next morning.

Isenhour was the son of Sonny Isenhour, a Cabarrus County deputy, who held a news conference Wednesday alongside Sheri Walker, Nathaniel Isenhour’s mother, asking for help.

“I’m begging somebody to say something,” Isenhour told reporters. “He was only 19 years old. Not knowing is absolute torture.”

Jodie Valade has been a Digital News and Engagement Editor for WFAE since 2019. Since moving to Charlotte in 2015, she has worked as a digital content producer for NASCAR.com and a freelance writer for publications ranging from Charlotte magazine to The Athletic to The Washington Post and New York Times. Before that, Jodie was an award-winning sports features and enterprise reporter at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked at The Dallas Morning News covering the Dallas Mavericks — where she became Mark Cuban's lifelong email pen pal — and at The Kansas City Star. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Education from John Carroll University. She is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan.