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16-year-old girl joins group of young people charged with murder of Charlotte-area man

Abraham Malik Wallace was 22 when he was shot and killed on Waddell Street, north of uptown.
Abraham Malik Wallace was 22 when he was shot and killed on Waddell Street, north of uptown. Boston's Mortuary

Months after 22-year-old Abraham Malik Wallace was found dead north of uptown Charlotte, a teenage girl has joined the group of young people charged with his murder, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday.

Presschara Sharrell McVay, 16, was arrested Monday morning and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Wallace was found with a gunshot wound on a Sunday night in November, police said at the time. Four days after he died, four men were arrested. Emmanuel Kalani Tucker, then 20, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

The other three men were charged with murder. The oldest suspect, then-21-year-old Dequan Marquis Timmons, also had an armed robbery warrant for his arrest from South Carolina, police said. Justen O’Neil Howard was 19 at the time of his arrest, and Tyshoine McAfee was 20.

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Wallace was a father of two, according to his obituary. He graduated from Hopewell High School and worked for a towing company, the obituary said.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester

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