A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of one of two women shot early Monday on Pineville-Matthews Road in south Charlotte.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged Jerron Rashad Anderson, 24, with the murder of Mary Elaine Tarr. age 20.
A second man, Jalen Marquise Anderson, 23, was charged Monday with murder, attempted murder and firing a gun into occupied property.
Investigators say evidence gathered at the scene led them to Jerron Anderson as a second suspect. He voluntarily came to police headquarters and was interviewed by detectives. He has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
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The two women were shot while driving on Pineville-Matthews Road around 3 a.m. Monday. Mary Elaine Tarr, 20, was the driver and she died at the scene. The other woman, a 24-year-old, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her name has not been released.
WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, reports Jalen Anderson “was in a personal relationship with both female victims.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.