Crime & Courts

Arrest made in south Charlotte homicide

Canell Rayshaun Johnson
Canell Rayshaun Johnson Mecklenburg County jail

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Terrence White in a south Charlotte home.

Police charged Canell Rayshaun Johnson, 31, of Charlotte, with first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was jailed without bail Thursday on the murder charge.

White and a woman were shot early Wednesday at a home in the 6100 block of Coolbrook Court, off West Tyvola Road. White, 23, was pronounced dead at the home by Medic.

Police said they found the injured woman at a home in the 300 block of Archdale Drive, where she had been taken by an acquaintance. Medic took the woman to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released her name or age, or said what led to Johnson’s arrest.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak directly to a homicide detective or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak