Crime & Courts

Suspect in custody for shooting in east Charlotte

Jarel Willliams
Jarel Willliams WBTV/Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

A suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting Sunday in the 4500 block of Mendham Drive in east Charlotte.

Jarel Antoine Williams, 24, is charged with shooting Jerry Lorenzo Hawthorne, 34. Hawthorne’s injuries are considered life-threatening.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers found Hawthorne on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Carolina Medical Center.

Williams is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; altering, destroying or stealing evidence of criminal conduct;and injury to real property.