CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A man is facing several charges including murder in connection to a shooting that killed one person and injured another along Sugar Creek Road Monday evening in northeast Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Shikeem Sands, 23, has been charged with the following:

  • First-degree murder
  • Attempted first-degree murder
  • Discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Shikeem Sands, 23, via Mecklenburg County Jail

CMPD said Sands was located near the crime scene Monday, shortly after the deadly shooting occurred. The incident happened just before 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of West Sugar Creek Road.

Two people were found at the scene with gunshot wounds. Both people were rushed to a nearby hospital where Keia Javon Garnet, 34, was pronounced deceased from her injuries, CMPD said.

The other victim, a man, suffered minor injuries in the double shooting.

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The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.