2 teens arrested in slaying of police officer's son to face judge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two teenagers arrested in connection with the shooting death of 14-year-old Anthony Frazier in east Charlotte will face a judge Thursday.

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Police announced Wednesday that Mangasha Dion Clark, 19, was charged with murder and Reginald Lee Edmonds, 17, was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

(Mangasha Clark, Reginald Edmonds)

Authorities said the community stepped up and gave them the information they needed to make the arrests.

Anthony was the son of a Kannapolis police officer. He had just spent a night celebrating his birthday with family members in January when he was shot.

(Anthony Frazier)

Investigators said the teen and his aunt were pulling into their home on Finchley Drive when they spotted two young men hiding in the bushes. Sources told Channel 9 that the two men ran before one turned around and fired several shots, hitting Anthony while he was sitting in the back seat of the car.

Police said they have no evidence showing that the suspects knew Frazier, which officers said made the investigation more difficult.

Channel 9 dug through their records and found multiple charges, including numerous break-ins, many of them after Frazier’s murder.

One victim declined to speak on camera but said that Clark kicked in their back door, but no one was home.

Police don’t know a motive behind the shooting, but said Frazier was an innocent victim. For all the answers they still don't have, investigators hope the arrests offer some relief.

“It's not going to ease the pain that his family feels moving forward,” Maj. Cam Selvey said. “I hope that it provides them with some ability to move forward and some closure to this part so they can better manage the grieving process.”

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