CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Students and staff at Ardrey Kell High School plan to wear black on Friday to honor and remember 15-year-old Jenna Hewitt who was shot and killed while staying over at her friend's house last weekend.
The friend's father, Matthew Chaplin, was also fatally shot inside the home, police said.
"CMS will continue to have additional counselors on campus today and in the days ahead. Ardrey Kell High School will wear black on Friday to show solidarity during this difficult time. CMS family, let's show our support by wearing black on Friday too," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said in a tweet.
The shooting happened around 4 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at a home near 11400 Glenn Abbey Way. Hewitt and Chaplin were pronounced dead at the scene. Chaplin's 16-year-old daughter was able to run to a neighbor's house and call 911 for help.
CMPD said the suspect, John James Bocek, 23, knew the 16-year-old girl and was wanted for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a crime that had happened at the girl's house a week prior. Bocek died in the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Jenna Hewitt's funeral will be held on Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. at Harrison United Methodist Church. Family will greet with friends and the community from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.