Police charge 15 year old in murder of Tyshaud Brown


A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection to the homicide of West Meclenburg High School student Tyshaud Brown.

The teen has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder, according to CMPD. His name will not be released due to his age. 

Tyshaud Brown was found shot and killed the afternoon of Wednesday, March 22 behind Allenbrook Elementary School. 

The 18 year old was the second local high school football player to be killed by gun violence this year. 

He was reported missing by his family early morning on Wednesday, March 22. 

Parents of students at Allenbrook Elementary were told the news by CMS. The search for the 18-year-old came to an end behind a playground at the elementary school around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

CMPD said they received a 911 call for a welfare check and found Brown’s body near the baseball field with a gunshot wound.

“It’s dangerous. I am scared to even walk now. I used to like walking. I walked a lot but I am kind of scared now,” Marchelle Stacey said, who is a neighbor. 

Brown is listed online as a member of the West Mecklenburg High School football team. His death is now the 20th homicide in Charlotte this year.

“There are too many guns. It seems like everyone has one but they don’t know what to do with them,” Levern McClain said.

McClain has lived on Allenbrook Drive for more than 20 years, with violence now entering his neighborhood. He said the community as a whole needs to change.

“You can’t blame it all on the young folks but it seems like the 20 to 25 are the ones getting killed and that’s our future, you know,” he said.

Police does not have anyone is custody for the shooting death of Brown. 

This marks Charlotte's 20th homicide this year. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Peacock is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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