• Police arrest man they say is responsible for west Charlotte shooting death

    By: Jenna Deery

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are trying to figure out if two shootings at the same west Charlotte apartment complex that took place within hours of each other are connected.

    A man was killed in the first shooting, around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Nearly eight hours later -- in the same apartment complex -- someone shot a woman three times, officers said.

    Police said the woman will survive and the only clue about the shooter is that they got away in a light-colored vehicle.

    Both shootings happened at the Lake Arbor Apartments on Timberbrook Drive.

    Officers identified the gunman they said was responsible for the first shooting as 26-year-old Mario McGill. Police said 25-year-old Robert Miller was shot and killed after some type of argument with a friend.

    Police said they arrested McGill just before noon Tuesday.

    Family members were very emotional and some that Channel 9 spoke with said the violence took the life of a man much too young to die.
     
    “You are wearing us down like this. Come on now, just stop it,” said one relative.

    Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.


    CMPD: Altercation leads to deadly shooting in west Charlotte

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested the man who they said shot and killed 25-year-old Robert Miller at a west Charlotte apartment complex Monday.

    IMAGES: Scene of shooting in west Charlotte 

    Police said when they arrived to the Timberbrook apartments Monday evening, there were several people crowded around an apartment where Miller was found shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
     
    Family members poured into the scene in shock over what police were investigating.
     
    "It hurt. It hurt. I've lost two children," said Miller's grandmother, Mary Hawkins. "My grandson came to church. I dragged him to church when he was little. He loved to go to church."
     
    Just before noon Tuesday, police arrested the man they said was the shooter -- 26-year-old Mario McGill.
     
    Investigators said violent crimes went up in 2014 in the Freedom Division which makes up parts of west Charlotte. They said last week they responded to a call involving someone pulling a gun on another person during an argument over a parking space.
     
    "It's just an unfortunate sign of the times where people are reverting to gunplay when they should just be talking about their problems or involving us on the front end," said Capt. Gregg Collins with CMPD's Freedom Division.
     
    They said Miller got into an argument with a friend before the shooting. They couldn't say what the fight was over.
     
    "They are all friends. That's what I thought. He was so young. He didn't bother nobody. That's a good boy gone," said Miller's godmother, Tasha Graham.

    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

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