CHARLOTTE, N.C., (WKYT) – A 15-year-old boy will be tried as an adult in the connection of a University of Cumberland’s baseball player.
Zachary Finch, 21, died on June 18, 2017, after being shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. His family says he used an app to meet someone to buy a cell phone. Instead, police say he was robbed and shot.
WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte, reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Demonte McCain, 17, on Wednesday. He is charged with murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Although another arrest has been made, coaches and teammates say they are still missing their starting pitcher and are reminded of his absence in the simplest ways.
“Last night we had our fall World Series draft, I had some memories,” says University of Cumberland’s Baseball Coach Brad Shelton. “It’s a thing where our kids dress up, and have a good time. I remember Zach really had a good time with that, and events that we did. Thought a lot about him yesterday as we were playing in that event.”
Police in Charlotte are still investigating the shooting.
In July, police arrested two 15-year-olds in the case. Their names have not been released because of their age.
One of those 15-year-olds, Jahzion Wilson will be charged as an adult in his connection to the case. Wilson is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.