The business owner who shot and killed an alleged intruder Monday is being charged with voluntary manslaughter, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Thursday.
The owner, 49-year-old Alan Brett Corder, called 911 to say he was responding to an alarm at his business — the American Beauty Garden Center on East Independence Boulevard — around 4:30 a.m., police said Monday.
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Minutes later, he called back and said he had shot someone. Corder was arrested at the garden center Thursday.
Justin Tyler Anderson, 20, was found with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead outside the store.
The arrest is a relief to Anderson’s family, South Carolina-based attorney Justin Bamberg said.
Bamberg, who is representing the family, said Anderson was a good kid who made a bad decision Monday morning.
“There’s no denying it, he shouldn’t have gone in the store like that — but at the same time, he didn’t deserve to be killed,” Bamberg said.
Anderson, who was the father of a 7-month-old boy, deserved due process after the break-in, Bamberg said.
Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester