Police arrest two men in northwest Charlotte homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two men have been arrested after they shot and killed a man Thursday morning in northwest Charlotte, police said.

Dequillar Thomas Moore and Justin Eric Hood have been charged with murder of a man on Eddleman Street, near Freedom Drive and I-85.

The Mount Holly Police Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol chased a vehicle Thursday that Moore was driving into Mecklenburg County. Authorities said the vehicle crashed when it tried to make a turn onto Sandy Porter Road from South Tryon Street. They said Moore jumped and ran and a K-9 Unit tracked him into some woods.

Moore was taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed.

After the interview Moore was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Information gathered during the investigation led detectives to identify Hood as a second suspect. Detectives signed warrants for his arrest and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) located him Thursday night and arrested him without incident.

Hood has also been charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim’s name has not been released. Police have not released a motive in the murder.

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