• Suspect shot in home break-in has criminal history

    By: John Paul

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man came home at about Wednesday to find two people inside his east home and shot at them, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release.

    Marquese Young, who was out on probation and has a criminal history, was shot and later hospitalized.

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    Young and Kendrick Brinkley were inside the Merryvale Lane home in the middle of the afternoon when the owner caught them in the act, police said.

    The owner opened fire, hitting Young, who drove off and later crashed his vehicle at a nearby intersection, where he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

    Neighbors tipped off police and called 911 leading to Brinkley’s arrest.

    Young, 26, was on probation for a felony breaking-and-entering charge and has other charges including larceny that dated back 10 years, records indicate.

    Neighbor Christine Iversen watched it all unfold on Wednesday.

    “It was just such a surprise,” Iverson said. “It's generally such a quiet neighborhood.”

    She has lived in the nearby home for three years.

    “The most that has ever happened in this neighborhood is vandalism of cars out front,” Iverson said.

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