by Jeff Taylor
More blood on the hands of the Charlotte legal community.
Tre Barber, 17, has been charged with the Wednesday murder of Chaufa Johnson, following a dangerous high-speed pursuit down I-85 which endangered more lives, WBTV reported.
According to state corrections records, Barber was convicted of two felonies in September in Mecklenburg County and given 24 months probation.
Police said Barber and Johnson knew each other.
Johnson’s friends said they were standing with a group of other teenagers in the apartment complex’s parking lot. Police said Barber shot Johnson in the abdomen and then stole several items from her before driving away. Police have not said what they believe Barber took.
Johnson graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in June. She was enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College and was set to begin classes in January.
“My daughter was a wonderful, wonderful human being and she’s gone from me forever,” Andrea Johnson, the teen’s mother, said.
She said she has a message for her daughter’s killer.
“You have left me lost, with nothing,” she said. “She was my best friend in the world.”
Merry Christmas, Charlotte bar.