Man, woman arrested in Charlotte shooting and kidnapping

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a man and woman in Monday’s shooting and kidnapping at a home in Charlotte.

The shooting victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.

A woman inside the home is believed to have been kidnapped after the shooting, but police said she was found unharmed Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Smallwood Place, between West Trade Street and Rozzelles Ferry Road.

Police found one of the suspects, Marsha Nicole Cook, 32, of Concord late Monday. She faces multiple charges: assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking and entering and first-degree kidnapping. Cook was jailed on $250,000 bond.

Early Tuesday, police found the second suspect, Larry Manns, 27, of Charlotte, at a hotel on Sunset Road and took him in for questioning. He faces the same charges as Cook, police said.

Police said the victims and suspects knew each other, but they haven’t released a motive.

Tonia Medlin Robinson, 27, was in the home at the time of the shooting and was “potentially taken against her will,” police said early Tuesday. Robinson was found within a couple hours of police asking for the public’s help in finding her.

Police said the investigation is “ongoing” and “active” and encouraged anyone with information about the incident to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak to a homicide detective. Or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak