Man dies one week after hit-and-run incident

by: Andrew Doud Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man in jail after a hit-and-run will face a murder charge.

Stefano Jett has been held in the Mecklenburg County jail all week charged with, among other things, felony hit-and-run and assault with a deadly weapon.

On Saturday morning, a murder warrant was issued for him after the man he is accused of hitting with a car died.

"That should not have happened to my brother," Vantrea Brown said.

Her family stood by her, comforting her Saturday morning, hours after they made the decision to take her brother, John Evans, off life support.

"Our family, we had hope. We were praying. We had faith in him having a complete, total recovery. We were really hoping for that," said Evans' cousin Sonia Smith.

Evans was hit near the intersection of Sugar Creek Road and Interstate 85 the night of Sept. 22.

The driver took off, police said.

On Sunday morning, police found a car half submerged in a pond in east Charlotte.

Police linked the car and the hit-and-run to Jett.

Witnesses told Eyewitness News they believe the hit-and-run was the result of an argument.

"We definitely want justice, and of course we want to know why. How could somebody do this to somebody that we love, something so senseless? And it hurts," Smith said

Jett has been in trouble with the law before, going back to 2009, including larceny and breaking and entering.