2 persons of interest sought after Charlotte teenager is fatally shot

Antonio Lorenzo Covington
Antonio Lorenzo Covington CMPD

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for two men described as persons of interest after a 19-year-old was shot Thursday and died a day later at Carolinas Medical Center.

Police identified the victim as Ernest Louis Cash Jr. Police didn’t know Friday where Cash was shot. He was dropped off at the hospital early Thursday with serious wounds and died Friday.

On Friday, homicide investigators identified the persons of interest: Antonio Lorenzo Covington, 22, and Shari Lavelle Harris, 18. Convington has an outstanding fugitive warrant from Georgia for violating his probation and Harris has been seen in the Hidden Valley neighborhood, an area with gang activity.

If anyone knows where Covington or Harris are they should call 911 or contact CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-8228. Anyone with any information about this shooting should call 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

David Perlmutt