Arrest made after man shot several times in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Police arrested a suspected gunman who they said shot a man numerous times in east Charlotte Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. on Mendham Drive.

Responding officers said they found Jerry Hawthorne shot several times outside an apartment complex.

One neighbor told Channel 9 that Hawthorne was shot six times.

He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Monday morning, investigators told Channel 9 they had arrested Jarel Williams and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon as well as possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

He was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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