By Kara Lopp
Matthews police say they have identified everyone involved in the Friday, June 7, shooting death of a Matthews man.
It’s the first homicide in Matthews since 2006, Police Cpl. Lori Valdes said.
Christian Brett Gaddis, 23, was shot outside his home in the 4700 block of Forestmont Drive at about 8:30 p.m. in the Eastwood Forest neighborhood. He died en route to the hospital, Valdes said.
The homicide investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed, she said. Valdes said police couldn’t release any details about the crime because the investigation is still active. Valdes said police don’t believe the shooting was random.
Gaddis, a Monroe native, died less than a week after his 23rd birthday, according to his webpage on the Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services website.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 12, at Heritage Funeral Home’s Indian Trail Chapel.
Friends and family posted condolences online this week, including this comment from Denise Helms: “My prayers go out to Brett’s family. Praying God gives them comfort.” Another poster, only identifying themselves as Tonia, said “The price to pay for having someone special touch your life is the sadness you feel when they’re gone. Even though it cost me tears, the memories were a bargain.”
To post a message, visit www.heritagefuneral.net/obituaries/Christian-Gaddis.