Man charged in fatal shooting in University City

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A suspect has been charged in the shooting death of a man in University City, CMPD says.

Yacouba Meite, 25, was arrested and charged with the murder of 21-year-old Javon Daniel Alim Sherwood. Police say Meite shot Sherwood around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 in the 8700 block of Autumn Lake Court.

As officers arrived at the scene, they found Sherwood with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the apartment complex. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Meite was also charged with possession of marijuana and felonious restraint.  

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to Detective Clayton, the lead detective assigned to the case, or another Homicide Unit detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.