17-year-old shot, killed; person of interest in custody, CMPD says

A 17-year-old was shot and killed late Thursday afternoon in northwest Charlotte and a person of interest is in custody on weapons charges, police said.

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Milton Mahoney Junior was found shot at about 5:45 p.m. on Larwill Lane near Brookshire Boulevard, officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release. He was taken to a hospital and later died.

Neighbors told Channel 9′s Gina Esposito a basketball game had just ended where the shooting happened. Junior got in his car and was shot at the end of the street.

Esposito could see where he crashed into a homeowner’s mailbox. The homeowner said she rushed to help the victim.

“I saw the young man lying on his stomach on the lawn, and he said, “Can someone please call police? I’d be shot,” Sadekqua said. “I said okay, “I’m a nurse I’m going to help you.”

Shaw then called 911 and helped Junior while paramedics were on the way.

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“I was trying to put pressure on the area because I saw it was right here in this area,” Shaw said.

Shaw said Junior was alert and talking but things quickly escalated.

“Stay with me sweetie. Stay with me sweetie,” Shaw could be heard saying in doorbell video.

Junior died at the hospital.

“It is very devastating and my heart goes out to his family and all his friends because they were already having a hard time when they saw him here—I can only imagine the pain,” Shaw said.

Shaw said she never heard an argument before the shots rang out.

This is a developing story, check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

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