Second arrest made in double shooting that left woman dead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a second man in connection with a double shooting that left a woman dead in south Charlotte.

The victims were shot in a car along Pineville-Matthews Road early Monday morning.

Police said Mary Tarr, 20, was killed and Tiffany Wallace, 24, was seriously injured when someone fired shots into their car near Baybrook Lane around 2:45 a.m.

Police charged Jalen Anderson Monday with murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property inflicting serious bodily injury.

(Jalen Anderson)

Anderson had a personal relationship with Tarr and Wallace, police said.

On Wednesday, Jerron Anderson was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder and taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

(Jerron Anderson)

After being shot, the victim's car ended up crashing into a tree in the median of Pineville-Matthews Road. Police and firefighters who thought they were responding to an accident found the two women still in the car.

“It's not a random act of violence. It's not a case of road rage. Detectives are currently investigating it as we speak,” said CMPD Capt. Todd Lontz.

Beyond that, police have not said what they believe led up to the shooting, but sources told Eyewitness News that the women had discovered they had been seeing the same man and went to get even by damaging his property.

Police closed down Pineville-Matthews Road for six hours, including morning rush hour, to collect evidence.

The shootings woke several people living in the apartments nearby and brought a sense of unease as they watched police investigate the case."

“You hear about violence happening everywhere, but you don't think about it happening in your neighborhood, so it's kind of a shock I think,” said Bob Hudson, who was walking his dog Monday afternoon.

The investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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