'We lost a good person’: New surveillance video released in hopes of solving 2019 slaying

'We lost a good person’: New surveillance video released in hopes of solving 2019 slaying

CHARLOTTE — Nearly a year after what police described as a chaotic shooting in north Charlotte, the police department on Wednesday released a new surveillance video showing the moments leading up to a man’s death.

In the video, CMPD highlighted a possible suspect in the deadly shooting of 25-year-old Ty’Darrien Ford on Catherine Simmons Avenue and Beatties Ford Road.

Police hope someone knows who it is.

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Holding back tears, and a photo of Ford, his family begged the community to come forward with any information to find his killer.

“We lost a good person,” said Makischa Mason, Ford’s mother. “He had a good spirit. He never did anything to harm anyone.”

Police said that last October, someone shot and killed Ford inside his car before he crashed. Officers found another man shot in the street as well. He survived.

Months later, Ford’s family is still grieving the loss.

“It’s been hard to explain -- it’s been painful to experience all this with someone still out on the run,” Mason said.

Ty'Darrien Ford
Ty'Darrien Ford (WSOC)

Investigators said they are still reviewing the evidence, interviewing people who were there and analyzing the surveillance footage -- but they need help.

“We need our community to step up, as they do, to help chime in on this case,” CMPD Lt. Bryan Crum said.

CMPD has not said what may have led up to the shooting but the department is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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