Man arrested in east Charlotte shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man with the shooting of Jerry Lorenzo Hawthorne in east Charlotte.

Jarel Antoine Williams has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon and were called out to the 4500 block of Mendham Drive around 11:31 a.m. on Sunday. 

When officers arrived they found Hawthorne laying on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Hawthorne was taken to CMC by Medic.

Williams was also charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, altering, destroying, or stealing evidence of criminal conduct and injury to real property.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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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