Crime & Courts

Police search for suspect in fatal LaSalle Street shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the male filling up this car is suspected of fatally shooting 24-year-old Malik Teasdell in the 1300 block of LaSalle Street early Monday.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the male filling up this car is suspected of fatally shooting 24-year-old Malik Teasdell in the 1300 block of LaSalle Street early Monday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of fatally shooting 24-year-old Malik Aquiyl Teasdell in the 1300 block of LaSalle Street early Monday.

Police on Tuesday released a surveillance video of the suspect and a car he was filling up at a gas station.

He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black tennis shoes and what appears to be gray or brown jeans.

A male passenger in the car as wearing a red shirt with what appears to be either a logo or writing on it.

Both the driver and passenger are considered armed and dangerous, police said.

The car is a dark, possibly blue, 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra or Altima that has damage to the right side passenger door.

The car was last seen at 3:07 a.m. Monday in the area of LaSalle Street and Newland Road.

Police found Teasdell suffering from a gunshot wound at the Quick’n E-Z Marathon gas station. Medic responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police ask that anyone who sees or has information about the suspect, passenger or the car call 911.

Teasdell was given probation in 2011 after being found guilty of robbery with a dangerous weapon, court records show. He was awaiting trial on charges of hit/run causing property damage, breaking and entering, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, records show.

Staff Researcher Maria David contributed.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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