Crime & Courts

3rd suspect arrested in Charlotte shooting and kidnapping

Labrian Aaron Wallace
Labrian Aaron Wallace Mecklenburg County jail

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a third suspect in a shooting and kidnapping at a home earlier this week.

Early Friday, police arrested Labrian Aaron Wallace, 25, and charged him with 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, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony breaking and entering and first-degree kidnapping. He was jailed on $260,000 bail.

Wallace is charged in connection with a shooting Monday afternoon in the 100 block of Smallwood Place, between West Trade Street and Rozzelles Ferry Road.

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.

Earlier this week, police arrested Marsha Nicole Cook, 32, of Concord and Larry Manns, 27, of Charlotte. Both also are facing multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and first-degree kidnapping.

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

Anyone with information about the case is asked 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