Murder had taken a holiday in Charlotte for the last several weeks with most crimes of violence taking place in communities outside of CMPD jurisdiction and across the state line in South Carolina.
But last night 16 year old Bryon Sadler who had been arrested as recently as December 3rd decided he'd had enough of 18 year Jamall Pickney and shot the victim at close range.
Sadler Mug Shot From December 3, 2010 Arrest for Communicating Threats
Initially the murder at 3720 Ottington Place in the University City Division was reported as an accidental shooting, but CMPD homicide defectives charged Sadler with murder early this morning after gathering evidence and interviewing several witnesses.
The Ottington Place home owned by Nancine R. Bowman.
According to Fox News: University City Division officers responded to a call for service in reference to a person at the residence who had been shot. The call to 911 was placed by a friend of the victim, who stated that he and the victim, along with a third subject, were in the backyard shed when the victim was shot.
Medic pronounced the victim dead at the scene.