3 teens accused of robbing, shooting 17-year-old at south Charlotte apartment

3 teens accused of robbing, shooting 17-year-old at south Charlotte apartment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have arrested three teenagers accused of robbing and shooting another teen during a drug deal at a south Charlotte apartment Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to an apartment on Scaleybark Road just before 1:30 p.m. after someone reported a shooting in the area.

Emily Neal lives near where the shooting happened.

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“These are very thin walls, makes me feel like something could happen to my child,” she said Monday.

She said she is grateful the bullets fired outside her home didn’t pierce through her walls.

When officers got to the apartment, they learned there was a party going on inside, but a resident said no one had been injured. Police eventually found a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound inside the apartment.

Officials said the teen had been hit in the head and also had been shot in the shoulder. They were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK. Police believe it was a drug deal gone bad.

Neal said her husband was home when it happened.

“He heard the shots and poked his head out the door,” Neal said. "The victim running past saying, ‘Oh my God,’ and he had blood on his face.

During the investigation, 18-year-old Amed Lino was identified as one of the suspects and they were able to track him because he was on an electronic monitor from previous charges.

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Officers said they tried to pull over the car Lino was driving near South Tryon Street, but Lino jumped from the car and ran. The two passengers in the car were taken into custody.

A short time later, police found and arrested Lino. During a search, they found various narcotics, cash and a stolen firearm.

Lino was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to sale/deliver marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and resist/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer.

Police said Lino was on an electronic monitor for previous charges for breaking and entering, drug offenses and resisting police.

Jose Reyes, 18, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to sale/deliver marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was also on an electronic monitor for past charges that included multiple car break-ins, weapons offenses, armed robbery and common law robbery.

In addition, a 17-year-old suspect was charged as a juvenile for armed robbery because of the Raise the Age law that went into effect last month.

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