Man accused of stabbing brother to death in Matthews

- A man is facing murder charges in connection to the stabbing death of his older brother.

Officers were called about 5:50 p.m. to the 2100 block of Candlelight Woods where an altercation between two men resulted with one being stabbed in the chest.

The victim, identified as 26-year-old Assim Johnson, was taken to Novant Matthews where he later died, according to Matthews police. 

The suspect in the case, 19-year-old Shameir Ajala Johnson and the victim's brother, fled the scene and was later captured by police, officials said.

Shameir Johnson is charged with first degree murder and related offenses.

This story has been corrected to reflect the accurate age of the suspect.


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