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Suspect arrested in fatal southwest Charlotte shooting

By Lindsay Ruebens and Caroline McMillan

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a suspect in the southwest Charlotte shooting on Friday night that left one man dead and one woman with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the suspect, Joshua Donyell Walker, 26, was arrested without incident Saturday, and will be transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office after completing an interview with CMPD homicide detectives.

David Lofton, 30, was found dead in the 1100 block of Nations Drive, according to a release from the police department.

The woman, who also apparently had gunshot wounds, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. They have not released her name.

Police responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon at 10:12 p.m. Friday, and found Lofton and the woman. They believe the suspect fled in a gold-colored, compact SUV, and that two other people where in the vehicle.

Detectives have been canvassing the neighborhood to see if there were any witnesses. Police have not given a possible motive in the shootings.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the tips hotline at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Ruebens: 704-358-5294
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