Friends, family, classmates, honor student-athlete killed in shooting

CHARLOTTE — Classmates, family members, and friends gathered Friday afternoon at Garinger High School to honor 14-year-old Johnnie McClendon, who was shot and killed last weekend.

The student-athlete died Sunday night from what appeared to be an accidental shooting at his north Charlotte home on Keswick Avenue.

McClendon’s teammates on the junior varsity basketball team also paid their respects ahead of their game, which honored him, as well.

In the video at the top of this webpage, Channel 9′s Jonathan Lowe speaks with the principal about how he has led his students and staff during what has been a tragically difficult week.

Myhjee Majors, 19, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in McClendon’s death.

VIDEO: 14-year-old who played basketball for Garinger HS killed in shooting

Jonathan Lowe

Jonathan Lowe, wsoctv.com

Jonathan is a reporter for WSOC-TV.