Man killed a week before his 22nd birthday in University City area

A man was shot and killed Saturday in the University City area just one week before his 22nd birthday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. A search for the suspected killer continues. 

The shooting happened around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the 8700 block of Autumn Lake Court. 

As officers arrived on scene, they located Javon Daniel Alim Sherwood, 21, with an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of the apartment complex. He was pronounced dead on scene. 

Detectives canvassed the area Saturday night to see if there were any witnesses to this tragic shooting. 

This remains an ongoing, active investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Callers can remain anonymous.