(Story broke 6/19/2017)
21-year-old Zack Finch was shot and killed on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Father’s day while trying to buy a cell phone. Zack was using the classifieds app LetGo which has been involved in at least two other murders in its short life. Much like the recent craigslist killing of Brian Brown in Florida, Zack Finch was another athlete who had a bright future ahead of him. Instead he was gunned down by greedy cowards looking to make a fast buck regardless of the cost of life.
As I’ve said before, the old rules to making these transactions don’t apply anymore as Zack was shot in broad daylight in public. If you insist on using any of these classifieds sites or apps, please meet the other person involved at a police station. Most police stations now have areas set up specifically for these transactions.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Zack’s funeral expenses.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide detective.
My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the friends and family of Zack Finch.
UPDATE 7/21/2017: Two unnamed 15-year-old have been arrested and charged with Zack Finch’s murder. Police say it appeared that there was no struggle and Zack Finch was simply shot on sight.
UPDATE 1/9/2018: One of the 15-year-olds, Jahzion Wilson, has been charged as an adult with Zachary Finch’s murder. Also charged was another unnamed 15-year-old and 17-year-old Demonte McCain.