Crime

Arrest made in woman’s fatal shooting on North Tryon Street

Marquise Detrea Teeter
Marquise Detrea Teeter Mecklenburg County jail

Police arrested a Charlotte man Friday in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Brittany Carelock on North Tryon Street.

Marquise Detrea Teeter, 38, was in the York County, S.C., jail awaiting extradition to Charlotte, where he will be charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Police said they arrested Teeter with help from Rock Hill police.

Police did not know when Teeter will be returned and are not saying what evidence led to the arrest.

Carelock, 27, died Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of North Tryon Street, an area where drug dealers and prostitutes are known to prey on the homeless who live at a nearby men’s shelter. Police said they found Carelock dead of a gunshot wound. They believe she knew the person who shot her.

Teeter has been convicted of assault on a female and various drug offenses, court records show.

Carelock was released from prison in 2015 after serving two months for resisting an officer and selling marijuana, records show. She was given probation for larceny, armed robbery, simple assault and drug possession. She was found guilty of six other offenses and had trials pending on 10 drug, assault and other charges.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 704-432-TIPS (8477) or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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