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On June 9, 2022 Lamar McCoy, 20, was murdered at a gas station around 5 p.m. in Gastonia, NC. Now a 17-year-old teenager is behind bars, charged with the murder of Lamar.

Lamar McCoy

Lamar McCoy

Lamar was at a gas station on North Chester Street in Gastonia. Lamar was sitting in his vehicle when several shots rang out. The shots were directed at Lamar, as he was shot multiple times.

The suspect fled. Lamar died at the gas station. Bullet holes at the scene were punctured into the victim vehicle. The nearby roads were closed for an extended period of time as the investigation and crime scene analysis continued.

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On June 10, 2022 a 17-year-old male was arrested and charged with Lamar's homicide.