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Updated: 8:58 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 | Posted: 9:19 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
By Tina Terry
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police spent Tuesday searching for the shooter in the city's first homicide of the year. Police said 19-year-old Benjamin McDaniel was killed Wednesday night.
He was a 2011 graduate of Independence High School. Police said they found him on Goldfields Drive in an east Charlotte neighborhood just after 7:30 p.m. They said he and 21-year-old Jerik Simmons had been shot. They were both rushed to the hospital, but McDaniel died. Witnesses told police they saw two people running away after the shooting. Neighbors were shaken. "To experience this is just scary. I'm just thankful that we weren't home." said Antoine Burton. Investigators said they believed McDaniel, Simmons and the shooters knew each other and were in the middle of a drug deal. Police arrested Dontae Leverne Torrance as a suspect in the murder. Detectives have charged Torrance with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretense.
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