Antonio Lorenzo Covington
Antonio Lorenzo Covington

Update: A man wanted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in connection with a March 31 homicide has turned himself in.

Antonio Lorenzo Covington, 22, turned himself in to detectives at CPD headquarters on Sunday (April 10). He had been wanted in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Ernest Louis Cash Jr.

Covington was transferred to the Mecklenburg County jail, charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating Antonio Lorenzo Covington, a suspect in a March 31 homicide.

Covington, 22, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Ernest Louis Cash Jr., as well as for a probation violation warrant in Georgia.

Cash, 19, was dropped off at Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening gunshot wounds. He died the next day.

Covington initially was identified as one of two “persons of interest” in the case, along with Shari Lavelle Harris, 17. A CMPD spokesman said Harris was later “located and interviewed” in regard to the shooting.

“As a result of information and evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives identified Covington as a suspect and obtained a murder warrant for his arrest,” said the spokesman, Keith R. Trietley. “Detectives with the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team are currently searching for Covington.”

CMPD is asking anyone who has seen or knows the whereabouts of Covington to immediately call 911 or contact the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-VCAT.

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