CONCORD – A 19-year-old who was killed in a shooting in north Charlotte was a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and was the son of a Cabarrus County deputy.
Police said 19-year-old Nathaniel "Nate" Isenhour showed arrived at Atrium Health University City Hospital with gunshot wounds on Monday night, and was taken to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center near uptown Charlotte where he died Tuesday morning.
Isenhour is the son of Sgt. Marshall Isenhour, with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Cabarrus County Sheriff Van Shaw confirmed to the Independent Tribune.
Isenhour also played football and was a 2018 graduate at Mount Pleasant High School. He was a linebacker and played a big role in the Tigers' 11-3 season in 2017.
“We are all family here,” Mount Pleasant football coach Mike Johns said. “We have far too many tragedies like this. My heart goes out to his families.”
On offense, he gained 222 rushing yards with two touchdowns. On defense, he had 38 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks.
"Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of former Tiger Nate Isenhour," Mount Pleasant Football said on Twitter. "Nate played a crucial role in our 2017 team as part of one of the most tenacious D’s ever at MP. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Isenhour Family. #onceatigeralwaysatiger"
Johns said he looks at a picture of that 2017 conference championship team that sits in his office every day.
Isenhour was just one of several seniors who was a standout player on that team. He was also on the school's wrestling team.
"(Nate) was a key component of that team," Johns said. "He brought a lot of intensity to practice every day and to the games. He wouldn’t back down and he played well in big games. He had a fantastic motor, very intense and was a playmaker. He was a great wrestler too."
Shaw said that Marshall Isenhour has worked for the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office for 20 years.
"It's hit everyone exceptionally hard," Shaw said. "We're gathering around him and his family, and we're going to be there to support them, and I just ask the community to keep them in their prayers."
Police said the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Monday on University City near East W.T. Harris Boulevard.
When officers arrived, they didn't find a victim or a shooter. Isenhour showed up at the hospital injured with gunshot wounds.
Police said no arrests have been made.
No more information was released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911. There is a $1,000 reward for anyone who gives a tip that leads to an arrest.