Man charged in slaying of Charlotte cellphone repair store owner back in NC

Man charged in slaying of Charlotte cellphone repair store owner back in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The man accused of murdering an east Charlotte business owner will face a judge on Tuesday.

Tyrone Miller will make his first court appearance since being extradited back to Mecklenburg County following his arrest in Texas.

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There are still a lot of questions surrounding Miller’s disappearance after the crime. Police said he targeted FixEr Wireless, a cellphone repair store, in January.

Miller is accused of shooting and killing the store owner, Elchin Khalilov, inside the store on Jan. 14.

<p>Tyrone Miller and Elchin Khalilov</p>

Tyrone Miller and Elchin Khalilov

(Miller and Khalilov)

Police told Channel 9 Khalilov had moved to the United States about five years ago to start a new life.

Shortly after the crime, detectives released surveillance video which they said showed Miller walking toward the store on North Sharon Amity Road. The FBI also offered a $15,000 reward.

Last month, Miller was caught in Dallas, Texas. Miller, who has been charged with murder and robbery, was booked overnight into the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Channel 9 will have a crew at Miller’s court appearance. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.