A drive-by gunman accused of murdering a 21-year-old student when he shot up the wrong house has been seized by police two years after the killing.
Victim Sherlyn ‘Alicia’ Drew – a student at Georgia State University – died in a hail of bullets fired at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina State, USA in 2021.
Now the police have arrested a 20-year-old man who they say had targeted the wrong house.
Accused Kymani David Bishop faces a murder charge, police said on 16th February.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said that as part of their investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect and secure arrest warrants for him with the help of the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction’s Special Operations and Intelligence Unit, the CMPD’s Crime Gun Suppression Team, and officers with the Hickory Grove Division.
The authorities said: “The suspect, Kymani David Bishop, was taken into custody without incident through the coordinated effort of the CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) and members of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.”
They added that he was “transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Uptown for an interview with homicide detectives.”
They said: “At the conclusion of the interview, he was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
“Mr. Bishop has been charged with Murder and Discharge of a Firearm into Occupied Property.”
According to Lieutenant Bryan Crum of the CMPD, the shooting was a mistake and the suspect allegedly targeted the wrong house and the wrong person.
He said: “We believe that this was a case of, you know, they made a mistake.”
Lt Crum added: “They targeted the wrong home.
“We don’t know who the people were looking for, but based on our investigation, it had nothing to do with Alicia and nothing to do with her family.
“So this was just clear the wrong home was struck. And that makes it all the more tragic. This case should outrage the community.”
The police said that the investigation is ongoing.