TWO teenagers have been charged with the murder of Lizard Lick Towing star Ronnie Shirley’s son Harley.
Harley, 21, was shot dead at a North Carolina gas station last Thursday after attending a memorial balloon release.
Police in Johnston County told WRAL on Wednesday they had arrested a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old in connection with his death.
The two suspects – who have not been named due to their ages – have also been charged with attempted murder after a woman, 20, was also shot.
She is understood to be recovering from her injuries at hospital.
Harley had shared a chilling had posted videos of the memorial on his Instagram story just before the shooting.
He had also shared a heartbreaking video describing a woman who appears to be his mom as his "rock" before he was killed.
His father, Lizard Lick Towing reality TV star Ronnie Shirley, confirmed the death on Facebook on Saturday.
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Ronnie posted a video where he tearfully talked about how his son was shot by a "coward."
This sentiment about his killer was mirrored in a heartbreaking post by his sister Lexy Shirley on Facebook where she shared the details of the upcoming funeral arrangements.
"I can’t believe that a cowardly excuse of a human stole you from us," Lexy's post said. "I can’t even truly put into words how I feel; my heart is shattered, and I need one of your hugs now more than ever."
Ron also made a post on his Facebook page stating: "He’s at peace now – waiting on the rest of us to arrive at those gates- we will be there soon Big Shur – and will always cherish the times we had while you were with us son."
Harley Shirley's uncle, Jason Shirley, spoke to WRAL News on Friday and stated that he was offering a $25,000 reward for information regarding Harley's death.
Police responded to the shooting around 8pm, where they found the boy, who went by Alex, dead in the parking lot of a Sheetz.
The altercation allegedly started three miles away, in a local resident's front lawn.
The balloon release honored Xavier Smith, who died in a car crash earlier this week.
The Shirley family starred in a reality show from 2011 to 2014 about their family business called Lizard Lick Towing.
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