CEO Dies After Being Shot In Uptown Charlotte


74-year-old Dr. John Holaday has just passed away in the hospital after being shot in Uptown Charlotte last week.

The shooting occurred last Monday in Uptown Charlotte’s Epicenter. According to police, a fight broke out between 2 individuals and one of the individuals pulled out a gun and shot at the other. Holaday was walking to an Uptown meeting when he was hit by the shot and was then rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

CMPD officers soon arrested 16-year-old Raheem Shacklette a few blocks from the Epicenter for shooting Dr. Holaday. Shacklette is now being charged with murder.

Dr. John Holaday was the CEO of DisposeRx, a company focused on fighting the opioid crisis through the disposal of excess medication.

“Words cannot describe the immense sadness and grief we feel in losing our leader, mentor, colleague and friend,” said DisposeRx President William Simpson. “While we will continue to struggle with the senseless and tragic way in which John died, we will honor him every day in the way that we operate and represent DisposeRx. We are more committed than ever to fulfilling his dreams.”

The next court date for Shacklette is set for the end of this week.