Crime & Courts

Man shot during burglary in Charlotte’s University City area, dies at hospital

A teenager was charged with murder after a 22-year-old man was shot during a burglary in Charlotte’s University City area and died at a hospital, police said.

Subhi Elmasharawy was shot at about 9 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2000 block of Pimpernel Road, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release. That’s near near Interstate 485. He died at a hospital Wednesday, police said.

Police obtained an arrest warrant on 17-year-old Shawn Sanders of Charlotte and took him into custody without incident on Thursday morning, according to CMPD’s news release. Sanders was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

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17-year-old Shawn Sanders of Charlotte was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary after a 22-year-old man was shot during a burglary in Charlotte’s University City area and died at a hospital, police said. Mecklenburg County jail



Anyone with information is asked to call police at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.
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