• Police arrest teenager accused in Charlotte's 69th homicide near JCSU

    By: Elsa Gillis

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the city's 69th homicide of 2017.

    Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call Monday afternoon in the 1700 block of West Trade Street near Johnson C. Smith University.

    Police said 18-year-old Raheem Amontae House was arrested and is charged with the murder of 21-year-old Trenton Malik Stevenson.


    (Raheem House)

    Police said the shooting happened in the parking lot of a Church's Chicken. JCSU students told Channel 9 that they were walking to class when they heard gunshots.

    "We heard 'Pop pop pop pop pop' and everybody on campus got low because we didn't know if it was on campus cause it sounded like it was right beside us," student Aysia Jones said. 

     

     

    Upon arrival, officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot. The victim was transported to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

    Channel 9 spoke to Antonio Brown who said the victim is his friend.

    "You never think that last time you seen somebody could actually be the last time you see them," Brown siad. 

    CMPD said the victim's name will be released once his family has been notified.

     

     

    CMPD said that the suspect was found down the street from scene of the shooting and is in custody for gun charges, not for the homicide. 

    In a statement, CMPD said detectives are not looking for any additional suspects.

     

     

    Detectives are searching the area to determine if there are additional witnesses to the incident.

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