A man was shot in a parking lot near a north Charlotte Super Target on Saturday, and police arrested five men in connection with the shooting.
The victim, Ryan Simpson, 28, was shot in the stomach during an argument with men he knew, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Police charged Jadarious Boston, 24, Marques Johns, 26, Demontre McClure, 25, Pierre McClure, 27, and Tomeika Richardson, 29, with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Police charged Simpson with a narcotics violation.
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About 1 p.m., police responded to calls about a group of people shooting in a parking lot in the 9800 block of Northlake Centre Parkway, Officer Toriarno Roddey said. The parking lot is between the Super Target and a Verizon store, near Northlake Mall.
Police said they found at the scene a man who was involved in the incident, and found a gun in his vehicle. Simpson had left in another vehicle with the other assailants.
Police sent out an alert for the vehicle, and Mecklenburg County sheriff’s deputies soon stopped the vehicle in the 10300 block of Mallard Creek Road, about a 10-minute drive from the shooting site. Simpson was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, and police detained the passengers.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Another shooting in the area generated national headlines on Christmas Eve. Shots were fired in NorthLake Mall between two groups of people and a responding off-duty police officer shot and killed one of the alleged gunmen.