CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — U.S. Marshals arrested a 20-year-old man in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday in connection to a Bronx teen’s shooting death in January.
The U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, in coordination with the USMS New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, confirmed the arrest of Jamir Scarbro. Authorities caught Scarbro at a residence on Mossborough Court in east Charlotte.
NYPD officials sought Scarbro as a suspect in the shooting death of 15-year-old Josue Lopez-Ortega. The Bronx teen was fatally shot while leaving a Police Athletic League center on Jan. 19.
Lopez-Ortega saved eight lives through organ donation.
Scarbro was being held without bond at the Mecklenburg County Jail while he awaits extradition proceedings.