Police arrested two men Tuesday in connection with the June killing of a 21-year-old in east Charlotte.
On Tuesday night, one of the suspects tried to evade arrest by hiding in an overgrown field but was struck by an all-terrain vehicle driven by officers trying to track him down, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. He suffered minor injuries.
Earlier Tuesday, police said, 20-year-old Jordan Alexander Poe voluntarily went to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department headquarters to speak with homicide detectives. Poe was then arrested, charged with murder, armed robbery and conspiracy in connection with the death of Christopher Cordero.
Cordero was found fatally shot on June 11 in a driveway on Wilora Lake Road. Police have said that Cordero and the suspects had an altercation in the driveway before the shooting and that the victim knew the suspects.
The suspects fled the scene in a white SUV, and officers and search dogs were unable to find them, police said.
After Poe turned himself in to police Tuesday morning, investigators began searching for another suspect, identified as Mark Garfield Grant, 19.
Police found Grant around 8:45 p.m. near Albemarle Road and Interstate 485 in east Charlotte. As officers tried to arrest him, Grant fled into a nearby wooded area, "concealing himself in a large, overgrown field," police said.
Police brought search dogs and ATVs to the field in an effort to find Grant. That's when he was struck by an ATV, police said.
"Mr. Grant, who was lying prone in five foot tall brush and not visible, was struck by the ATV during the search of the field," police said in a statement late Tuesday. "Medic responded and provided medical care and transported Mr. Grant to (Carolinas Medical Center) as a precaution. There were no obvious signs of injury."
Later, police said Grant had sustained minor injuries and had been released from the hospital. He was being questioned by homicide detectives early Wednesday.
The police department's Internal Affairs unit is investigating, which is standard procedure when a suspect is injured, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call homicide detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.