Third teen charged with murder of college baseball star


Photo: Demontoe McCain, 17 (left) 

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A third teenager has been charged in the Father’s Day murder of popular college baseball player Zachary Finch, police said. 

Demonte McCain, 17, is charged with murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. McCain is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. 

Two 15-year-old’s are also charged in connection to the shooting death of Finch. They are charged with both armed robbery and homicide. 

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Zachary Finch, 21, was shot and killed on Sunday, June 18 while trying to buy a phone he found on sale through an app. He was gunned down on Farmer Street in west Charlotte, marking the city’s 43rd homicide at that time. 

The shooting happened outside an apartment complex in broad daylight. Finch’s brother said Zachary was trying to buy a phone off the app “LetGo” when he was robbed and shot. He was a student-athlete at the University of the Cumberlands and a member of the baseball team.

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“He was a good brother, a good son, a good friend, a good Christian. He was an athlete, a scholar athlete. If anyone had ever met him they know that he had an extremely bubbly personality who was extremely loving,” Nicholas Finch, Zachary’s brother, told FOX 46 Charlotte in a previous interview. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Rooks is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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