Two arrested after man shot, killed after call for drag racing in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A call for drag racing in east Charlotte late Monday night ended with shots fired and one person dead.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to a call that drivers were drag racing along Central Avenue near North Sharon Amity Road.

While officers were there, they say someone fired shots across the street from them, then several cars took off.

Police say one man died in a shooting after officers responded to a report of drag racing in...
Police say one man died in a shooting after officers responded to a report of drag racing in east Charlotte.(Source: WBTV)

That’s when officers said they spotted 22-year-old Donald Taylor, who’d been shot; Medic pronounced him dead.

After an investigation, detectives obtained a murder arrest warrant for 22-year-old Kedar Rogers and an accessory after murder arrest warrant for 29-year-old Ibn Reid.

Both were arrested early Tuesday morning without incident. They are being held at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

It was the second deadly shooting officers responded to late Monday night.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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