Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man Monday morning they say was responsible for the shooting death of a man early Sunday in north Charlotte.
That is the second arrest in the case, which stems from the death of 46-year-old Jeffrey Goodson.
Police allege the shooter was Jenerian Devontea Craig, 20. He was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to police.
On Sunday night, police arrested Jernarian Leon Weathers, 33. He was charged with accessory after the fact and felony aiding and abetting. Investigators have not specified what role Weathers played in the case.
The shooting was reported at 12:03 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Moretz Avenue, off Statesville Avenue behind the United House of Prayer for All People, police said.
Milton Ray, who lives on Moretz, said he grew up with Goodson. Ray said Sunday that Goodson was the father of three children, including a 6-month-old and two grown children.
Ray said he spoke to Goodson as he left for work Saturday about 10:30 p.m. “He was pulling up when I was pulling out,” he said. “I just hate that happened to him. He was a real good person.”
Ray said the Moretz neighborhood is generally quiet except for sirens when trucks leave the nearby Charlotte Fire Department station.
A member of the United House of Prayer for All People said he heard a single gunshot Saturday night while he and others were cooking and selling ribs in the church parking lot. The man, who declined to give his name, said no one ran to see what happened. “We didn’t know what it was. It could have been a firecracker.”
Crime Scene Search, representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Real Time Crime Center, and the Vice and Gang Unit responded to the scene.
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