Crime & Courts

He tried to calm a family feud and was gunned down. Here's what happened to his killer.

Montdrekus Moore, 25, was sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of 22-year-old Christian Alfredo Soto Mojica.
Montdrekus Moore, 25, was sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of 22-year-old Christian Alfredo Soto Mojica. Mecklenburg County Jail

A man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after a jury found him guilty of fatally shooting a man who was helping his girlfriend's daughter move out of their apartment.

The shooting happened in November 2016 after the victim, 22-year-old Christian Mojica, attempted to break up an argument between 25-year-old Montdrekus Moore and his girlfriend's daughter.

Mojica offered to let the daughter stay with him after she told him about problems she was having with Moore, according to a release from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office.

When Mojica and the woman went to pick up her belongings from the apartment she shared with her mother, Moore confronted them, the release states.

An altercation between the mother, daughter and Moore erupted in the apartment, and Mojica tried to defuse the situation, according to the release.

Mojica and the woman left the apartment and were walking on The Plaza in east Charlotte when Moore pulled up alongside them in his car. He stepped out and shot Mojica in the neck, the release states.

Officers arrested Moore the next day, and he was charged with first-degree murder, according to jail records.

In addition to his life sentence, Moore faces an additional 19 to 32 months in prison, according to the District Attorney's office.

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