• Arrest made in shooting that left 1 dead, another hurt in north Charlotte

    By: Tina Terry

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested the man they say is responsible for shooting two people in north Charlotte Wednesday night, killing one.

    Officers were called to the 2400 block of Julia Avenue around 10:30 p.m. and found a man and woman shot. The man, 27-year-old Cartrail Stanley, was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman, 25-year-old Venita Graham, was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center.

    PHOTOS: Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in north Charlotte shooting

    On Thursday morning police said they had arrested 27-year-old Johnnie Young, charging him with murder.

    After the shooting, Channel 9 spoke with Stanley's uncle.  He said his nephew was a good man. He didn't know what led up to the shooting. 

    “He was a kind guy.  A real nice guy and I didn't know anything like this would happen to him,” he said.

    Witnesses told police that Young ran into a nearby home and officers evacuated several surrounding residences before calling in a SWAT team to help search for him.

    Around 3:40 a.m. that SWAT team entered the home but nobody was inside.

    Police have not said what led to the shooting or the relationship between the victims and the suspect.

    Channel 9 saw a very chaotic scene as officers had to physically hold some people back as they tried to establish a perimeter.

    Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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    After the shooting, Channel 9 spoke with Stanley's uncle.  He said his nephew was a good man. He didn't know what led up to the shooting. 

    “He was a kind guy.  A real nice guy and I didn't know anything like this would happen to him,” he said.

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