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Charlotte teen with 11 arrests now charged with murdering another teen

Some of Larry McVay’s mugshots.
Some of Larry McVay’s mugshots.

A teen arrested 11 times in Mecklenburg County is now charged in a double shooting on Memorial Day that left one Charlotte teen dead and a second man hospitalized.

Larry Darnell McVay Jr., 18, has been charged with murder, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Tuesday. Records show 11 arrests for McVay and eight stays in the Mecklenburg County jail, on charges ranging from assault to felony hit and run.

He is accused of killing 18-year-old Daveon Antonio Andrews in the 1300 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road on May 29. It happened about 9:50 p.m. Andrews was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.

The second victim, an adult male, was located one block away at the Fast Stop convenience store, at 3245 Rozzelles Ferry Road. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg, police said.

Investigators have not said what led them to McVay. He was arrested Tuesday at his Charlotte home, officials said. Records show McVay’s past convictions include hit and run, possession of a stolen vehicle, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.

The initial investigation revealed that both victims were shot at the same time and location.

Andrews was one of two people killed on May 29. The other, Bobby Edward Wesley Jr., was shot early that morning. He is one of five people killed north of uptown, just south of Interstate 85 this year.

Five other people were killed the week Andrews died, making it one of the city's deadliest spans of the year.

Of Charlotte’s 47 homicide victims, at least 37 have been shot. Five have been stabbed and others have been burned or neglected, police reports show.

The average age of the victims: 33.

Charlotte is on pace to register 97 homicides this year, compared to a recent average of 61.

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 the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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