CHARLOTTE — A suspect has been arrested after a 20-year-old man was killed in a shooting on March 26 at a south Charlotte apartment complex, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives said.
The fatal shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday on Cherrycrest Lane. Police said when they arrived, they found two people who had been shot.
Isayah Malik Stywall was taken to the hospital where he died, CMPD said. The second victim was also taken to the hospital but they had non-life-threatening injuries.
A Channel 9 crew at the scene could see a heavy police presence shortly afterward.
Jorge Flores, 22, was arrested and charged Monday with murder, attempted murder, discharging a weapon into occupied property, and assault with a deadly weapon to inflict serious injury.
It is currently unclear what led up to the shooting.
‘We didn’t know what was going on’
Channel 9′s Hannah Goetz spoke to a woman Monday who said it wasn’t the first time she had come home to crime scene tape in her neighborhood -- she said there have been two deadly shootings in the Emerald Bay apartment complex in the last eight months.
“Someone died again and we still didn’t know anything, they still didn’t let the neighborhood know what was going on in their neighborhood,” the neighbor said.
She didn’t want to show her face or use her name, but wanted her voice to be heard. She said she came home to crime scene tape and flashing blue lights on Saturday night but hasn’t heard anything from property management.
“They didn’t send a note out, they didn’t tell us anything about what happened,” she said.
The neighbor said in August, there was another deadly shooting at the complex.
“We didn’t know what was going on until the next morning about 7 a.m.,” she said. “There was just caution tape up and there was a body on the ground.”
The neighbor said she never received a notice from the complex after that shooting either, but hopes there will be added security measures in the future to stop this from happening again.
“It’s very scary, honestly, as a young woman that lives by themselves,” she said. “It’s very scary to not know what is going on in your neighborhood and, to actually have the people you count on to let you know what is going on in your neighborhood, still to not have answers.”
Goetz talked to two workers at the complex Monday who asked her to leave. When she asked if there was a name or number of someone she could speak with, they told her she would have to look it up.
Goetz emailed the address on the website to see if there is a notification system in place or if there will be additional security measures but she still hasn’t heard back.
No further information has been released.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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