Family members of a 24-year-old man shot and killed outside of a Charlotte club last week are hoping someone has information that will help police find the shooter.
Paul Anthony Fyffe Jr. died in the early hours of Feb. 22 after someone shot him in the parking lot of Club 935 in the 900 block of South Summit Avenue.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives said Fyffe was a patron at the club and suspect that whoever fatally shot him was too. But they have yet to make any arrests in the case.
Several of Fyffes family members travelled from their home in the Boston area to ask for the publics help during a Wednesday afternoon press conference at CMPD headquarters uptown.
We do not live here. We do not have many friends and family here, said Royal OConnor, Fyffes cousin. We implore the public for your support, for your assistance and for any information you can lend to us.
Fyffe was living in Charlotte to get his degree from Johnson C. Smith University something that was set to happen later this year, OConnor said.
He remembered his cousin as an eager, self-motivated young man who set good examples for the children in their family.
Fyffe liked to play basketball with OConnor. He was always eager to go to the library.
As OConnor spoke, Fyffes mother wept silently beside him.
Paul was a great friend of mine not just my cousin, OConnor said. He was much more than the normal city kid.
Anyone with information in the case should call 704-432-TIPs or contact CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.
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