Crime

Charlotte shooting death touches off SWAT incident

A man was killed and a woman injured in shootings Wednesday night that touched off a five-hour SWAT team situation in north Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a suspect late Thursday morning, but not before the alleged shooter managed to evade authorities for about 12 hours.

The shootings were reported shortly after 10:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Julia Avenue, off Statesville Road just south of Interstate 85. Officers arrived to find a man and a woman shot, and the man died at the scene, police said. He was identified later by police as Cartrail Lamont Stanley, 27.

The female victim was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, and Medic said her injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspect was identified as Johnnie Eddie Young, 31, of Charlotte. He was taken into custody and charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

In the minutes after the shooting, witnesses told police that the suspect might have run into a nearby residence, so officers set up a perimeter around the home and called in the SWAT team. The K-9 dog search unit also was called in. Police said a number of nearby residents were evacuated from their homes during the standoff.

Finally, shortly before 3:45 a.m., the SWAT team decided to enter the house. The suspect was not there, police said.

The identities of the female victim has not been released, and police have not said whether the suspect and victims knew each other.

Young has been arrested seven times since February 2013, according to Mecklenburg County Jail records. Several of those arrests were on traffic offenses, but he also was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS. Or information can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

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