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Police arrest 4 in connection with Saturday slaying

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com
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    Lorenzo Woods has been charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection with Markee Watson’s death.
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    Raheem Mosley has been charged with murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and shooting into occupied property in connection with Markee Watson’s death.
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    Adrian Manigault has been charged with being an accessory after a crime in connection with Markee Watson’s death.

Four people were charged in connection with the Saturday shooting death of a man in the Hidden Valley community in northern Charlotte.

Raheem Mosley, 22, of Charlotte was charged with murder in the death of Markee Watson, 26, of Charlotte. Mosley was also charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and shooting into occupied property. He was in Mecklenburg jail late Sunday with no bond and will make an initial court appearance at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.

Jsa’Quan Evans, 17; Lorenzo Woods, 23; and Adrian Manigault, 16, all of Charlotte, were charged with being an accessory after a felony.

At 4:16 a.m. Saturday, officers responding to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon found Watson dying of a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Investigators believe Watson had some sort of argument on Friday night with the men charged in his death. Detectives haven’t said what the argument was about, but they believe the suspects drove to Watson’s location to continue the argument. One of the men pulled a gun and shot Watson.

Shortly afterward, investigators in the neighboring University City division identified a suspect in the shooting traveling on North Tryon Street in a car with three other men. They radioed for backup and pulled the car over in the 4100 block of the Plaza.

Officers later determined that all four men had been at the scene of the homicide, police said. They were arrested, taken to police headquarters for questioning and later charged.

Woods and Manigault were in Mecklenburg jail under $100,000 bond and also scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Tuesday afternoon. Bond information wasn’t available for Evans.

Police say Watson’s killing remains under investigation. Investigators encourage anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 704-432-TIPS or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 704-334-1600.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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