16-year-old charged with murder in teen's shooting death

by: Kathryn Burcham Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A search warrant reveals new details about an East Charlotte shooting that left a 17-year-old high school student dead.

The warrant, filed by CMPD homicide detectives, was for a search of the house of the suspected shooter, 16-year-old Dedric McKenzie.

According to the warrant, three of the teen suspects charged in connection with the murder of KC Curry told an officer that McKenzie was the one who pulled the trigger.

Curry was shot to death in his neighborhood on Sunday night after a confrontation the night before where the suspect felt he was "disrespected" over a girl.

McKenzie, Sheldon Gregory and Samuel Walker Jr. were in court Wednesday afternoon to face a judge for an initial hearing.

All three were assigned bail at $1 million.

According to the warrant, those three, along with Jeremy Pate and Bruck Fekadu, went to Curry's neighborhood on Sunday evening intending to fight him.

The resulting assault was so serious that Fekadu had to destroy his clothes because they were covered in blood, according to court records.

Three of the suspects told officers McKenzie shot Curry after the  beating and that they last saw him with the murder weapon at an apartment complex near McKenzie's home when they got out of the SUV used in the shooting.

Friends and family of McKenzie, Gregory and Walker filled the courtroom Wednesday afternoon but refused to comment on the case.