Teen Charged In Shooting Of Man In Uptown Charlotte

Sep 30, 2019

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.

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