Morning Minute: Friday, September 13, 2019

News About Town: On July 6, 2019, at approximately 1:10 am, Matthews police officers responded to a shooting at Paces Commons Apartments. Jonathan Swierski of Monroe died on the scene, resulting from a gunshot wound. Since then, the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the incident and released a determination today that no charges will be filed. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office agreed that no charges should be filed.

According to police, the evidence showed the gun discharged during a physical altercation among several people. Evidence and corroborating witnesses provided insufficient proof whether this individual ever intentionally pointed the gun at anyone. 


News Around Town: If you haven’t noticed, it’s been hot and muggy outside. Weather reports showed a record 98 degrees yesterday. There may be some relief in the next few weeks when highs are in the 80s. Pollen levels are low, but mold spore counts are high. Repeat After Beacon: Fall is ten days away.

One Fun Thing: It’s time once again for Date Night Drop Off. Head over to Crew’s Road Rec Center (1201 Crews Road Matthews) at 5 pm and leave the kids to run amok under the supervision of Park and Rec (very qualified) employees. They’ll feed your kid and entertain them while you take a little time to regroup. Kids ages 6-13 are welcome; pickup is at 9 pm. Cost is $10 child with $5/for each additional child in a group.