Two 15-year-olds charged with murder of college baseball player

- UPDATE: A second 15-year-old has been charged in the murder of Zachary Finch. He has been charged with both armed robbery and homicide. Due to his age, his name has not been released. 


A 15-year-old is charged with the Father's Day murder of a college baseball player, police said.

Zachary Finch, 21, was shot and killed on Sunday, June 18 while trying to buy a phone he found on sale through an app. He was gunned down on Farmer Street in west Charlotte, marking the city's 43rd homicide.

The shooting happened outside an apartment complex in broad daylight. Finch's brother said Zachary was trying to buy a phone off the app "LetGo" when he was robbed and shot. He was a student-athlete at the University of the Cumberlands and a member of the baseball team.

"He was a good brother, a good son, a good friend, a good Christian. He was an athlete, a scholar athlete. If anyone had ever met him they know that he had an extremely bubbly personality who was extremely loving," Nicholas Finch, Zachary's brother, told FOX 46 Charlotte in a previous interview. 

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Detectives said they obtained a secure custody order against the teen on Thursday and transported him to a juvenile detention facility.  His name is not being released due to his age.  The family of Zachary Finch has been notified of the arrest.

A press conference was held to discuss the case Friday afternoon.

Police say they are looking at other suspects in the case.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  

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