Teen charged in moped driver’s death

Police arrested a teenager on Wednesday in the fatal hit and run of a moped driver on Statesville Avenue in June.

William James Johnson Jr., 67, died at Carolinas Medical Center after he was hit in the 2700 block of Statesville Avenue near Norris Drive on June 23.

Police arrested 18-year-old Leon Lamar Moses Jr. of Charlotte and charged him with felony hit and run, misdemeanor death by vehicle and no operator’s license.

Leon Lamar Moses Jr.
Leon Lamar Moses Jr. Mecklenburg County jail

Witnesses told police the driver of a silver Mitsubishi Mirage hit the moped and drove away. The suspect car was found unoccupied on nearby Montreat Street.

Police are still seeking information about the case. Call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Detective N.S. Bush at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak