Crime

CMPD charges suspect in fatal west Charlotte shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have found and charged a suspect in a fatal west Charlotte shooting Monday.

Murder and firearm possession by a felon warrants were taken out Monday night for Mario Demontra McGill, 26, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said. Police announced his arrest shortly after noon Tuesday, about a half hour after they identified him and asked the public for help in locating him.

McGill was arrested without incident in the 500 block of West Sixth Street by CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

Robert Edward Miller, 26, was shot in the parking lot at the Lake Arbor apartments on Timberbrook Drive around 4:30 p.m. Monday. The victim and suspect apparently knew each other, police said.

Police said people who have information about the shooting may call 704-432-8477 or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

The area off Tuckaseegee Road has seen several shootings in recent months.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday in the same apartment complex, a woman was shot and taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the Observer’s news partner, WBTV reported. It is unclear whether the shootings are related.

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