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July 4 shooting victim dies; suspect charged

A Charlotte man seriously wounded in a July 4 shooting died Wednesday, and the man arrested in the case now faces a murder charge, police say.

The case is unusual, because the victim and suspect didn’t know each other, detectives believe.

Jeremy Rossco Bishop, 23, now faces a murder charge in the death of Che Cadfi Matoorah, 29, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Matoorah was shot in the early-morning hours on the Fourth of July and died Wednesday morning at Carolinas Medical Center.

Police say they were called about 1:10 a.m. July 4 to the 2200 block of The Plaza, where they found Matoorah suffering from a gunshot wound. A day later, Bishop was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

“Detectives believe that the victim and suspect got into an argument that led to the shooting,” Officer Keith Trietley, a CMPD spokesman, said in a statement. Trietley said investigators don’t think the two men knew one another. Police say that in most of CMPD’s homicide cases, the two parties know each other.

Mecklenburg jail records show Bishop has been arrested five times in the past two years. On Jan. 18 of this year, he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Police ask that anyone with information in the case contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS. Information also can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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