• Brother of Charlotte homicide victim: ‘We are lost right now'


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The family of a man shot and killed in Charlotte’s 71st homicide made a tearful and passionate plea Thursday for someone to come forward and bring his killer to justice.

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    Keith Nmoma was shot outside of his apartment complex Sunday night on John Penn Circle, off of The Plaza in east Charlotte.

    Police said they’re struggling to find his killer and still don’t know why he was targeted.



    Alex Nmoma Jr., Keith Nmoma’s older brother, pleaded for any witnesses to come forward.

    “I need the community to band together and bring justice for my brother. Justice for my family. We are heartbroken. We are lost right now,” Alex Nmoma said.

    Alex Nmoma Jr. gripped his brother's driver's license picture and tried to grasp for answers in his killing.

    "We don't know who this person is or if this person's a person. What kind of person can do something like this? What kind of person can do something liek this?" Alex Nmoma Jr. asked

    Family members said Keith Nmoma was not an aggressive person and described him as loyal and loving.

    (Keith Nmoma Jr.)

    His mother said the 35-year-old came from a family of educators and doctors. She said he planned to join them as a future pharmacist and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in biology.

    "He had great aspirations, very high IQ. Never, never would disturb anybody. Never," Keith Nmoma's mother said.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are offering a $5,000 reward for information that will help lead to an arrest.

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