Trio arrested, charged with murder of 20-year-old in east Charlotte

Trio arrested, charged with murder of 20-year-old in east Charlotte
Burnett, Meggett, Williams (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested three people for the murder of a man in east Charlotte.

Over the weekend, police arrested Nyla Burnett, 18, Jalen Meggett, 21, and Jahmel Williams, 27.

All three suspects are charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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Burnett, Meggett, Williams
Burnett, Meggett, Williams (WSOC)

Officers responded Friday night to Firelight Lane near Albemarle and North Sharon Amity roads after a shots-fired call. Officers did not find anything at the scene, officials said.

A few minutes later, police responded to a shooting call along Albemarle Road near Lawyers Road where they found Zion Garcia, 20, shot in the parking lot at the Valero convenience store. Someone drove Garcia from Firelight Lane to that store, police said.

Garcia was taken to a hospital where he died.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.

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