Crime

Woman shot and killed in east Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a fatal shooting late Wednesday in the 4800 block of Shamrock Drive in east Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a fatal shooting late Wednesday in the 4800 block of Shamrock Drive in east Charlotte. John Sparks

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest after a woman was shot and killed late Wednesday in east Charlotte.

Police said they were called shortly before 10:30 p.m. to an area outside Lawrence Orr Elementary School in the 4800 block of Shamrock Drive, near Hickory Grove and North Sharon Amity roads.

Officers found Angel Marie Carlton, 25, with a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police said they identified Montez Stephon McLaurin as a suspect. McLaurin was being interviewed by detectives Thursday and will be charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, police said.

Police have not said what led to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) to speak with a homicide detective. Or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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