CHARLOTTE — One person has died after a fight led to a shooting at a restaurant near Northlake Mall on Tuesday night, police confirmed with Channel 9.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Maj. Brad Koch said officers were called to the Fox & Hound restaurant on Center Lake Drive just after 11 p.m. Tuesday. The road branches off from Northlake Center Parkway.
Upon arrival, Koch said investigators found Jamielle Clements, 21, who had been shot outside. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later, Koch confirmed.
Detectives said Clements and the person who shot him had previously argued inside the restaurant. That fight continued outside of where the shooting happened, Koch said.
The owner of a nearby restaurant shared surveillance video with Channel 9 of the moments before the shooting.
Five gunshots could be heard in the video. The images were handed over to the police.
Donyeh Thomas-Cosby said he was the brother of the 21-year-old man who was shot.
“He was moving,” Thomas-Cosby said. “Becoming an adult. Leaving my mother’s nest. Get your driver’s license. Become and independent. Adult male. He was an innocent child all his life.
Thomas-Cosby said his brother and the shooter were not close. One of them was drunk and asked to leave when the gunfire started.
“We canvass companies to see if [they have] video that we can use with the technology that we have,” Koch said. “We hope to have CCTV that we can use in the investigation.”
Koch said police don’t have anyone in custody. He also added that investigators do not believe Clements and the suspect had a prior relationship.
Channel 9’s Anthony Kustura spoke with someone who said he worked with the victim at Fox & Hound. He said he was devastated by the news and wanted the police to find his friend’s killer.
“You killed someone. They have a family and you have to think about that at the end of the day,” he said. “I don’t care what started, what happened – at the end of the day he had a family.”
Koch acknowledged that the area is part of an area where officers have focused their efforts.
“Admittedly, we had issues with crime in and around this area, being very close to the Northlake Mall,” he said. “We have incidents here and around and it is certainly an area of interest for our agents in the North Division.
Koch asked anyone with information who may have been in and around the restaurant or area at the time of the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. You can also call 704-432-TIPS and speak to the Homicide Detective. Detective Dudley is the lead detective assigned to this case.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
(WATCH BELOW: 1 dead, another injured in north Charlotte shooting, according to CMPD)
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