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Two men argued in a Cookout drive-thru. Now one is charged with murder, cops say

Jamel Kinzer, 28, was arrested in Charlotte on Thursday after police said he shot a man to death in a Cookout drive-thru Sunday.
Jamel Kinzer, 28, was arrested in Charlotte on Thursday after police said he shot a man to death in a Cookout drive-thru Sunday. Mecklenburg County Jail

A 28-year-old man is accused of shooting a man to death in a Cookout drive-thru.

Officials arrested Jamel Kinzer in Charlotte on Thursday for the shooting, which happened days before in Winston Salem.

Officers were called to the restaurant at 3 a.m. Sunday, where 26-year-old Gabriel Parral was found shot in his head and neck, according to a report from Winston Salem police.

Parral and Kinzer, who were in separate cars, had gotten into an argument in the drive-thru when Parral was shot, officials said.

Kinzer’s car drove away from the Cookout. Parral was taken to a local hospital, where police said he died Wednesday from his injuries.

Kinzer was found by U.S. Marshals officials Thursday in Charlotte, and taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

He was charged with murder Friday morning, after initially being charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

LaVendrick Smith: @LaVendrickS
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