Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Iraq Veteran Killed in North Carolina

Mother says man shot to death was 31-year-old Iraq war vet
WBTV 3 News
By WBTV Web Staff
Wednesday, July 6th 2016

A man was shot and killed at a home in Charlotte's Wesley Heights community early Wednesday morning.

Javarius Roberts, 31 (Photo provided to WBTV by a friend)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say officers were called by a neighbor who heard commotion in an adjacent apartment on Grandin Road. When officers got to the scene at 3:18 a.m. they found 31-year-old Javaris Roberts shot. Medic pronounced the him dead on scene.

Roberts' mother identified her son on scene to WBTV, police confirmed his name around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. She said her son is a disabled veteran who fought in Iraq.

"He graduated high school and went to college and decided after one year he wanted to join the military," said Roberts' mother.

She says he was stationed at Fort Bragg before being sent overseas to Iraq.

His mother was very emotional since the family had just been together over the 4th of July weekend.
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