Georgia man charged in deadly west Charlotte shooting

Georgia man charged in deadly west Charlotte shooting

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 5:47 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 11:26 AM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest in a deadly Thursday morning shooting in west Charlotte.

Police charged Connell Montigo Muskelly, of Augusta, Georgia,  in the murder of 25-year-old Johnny Peay.

Peay was shot and killed around 4:30 a.m. on Garibaldi Avenue near Camp Greene Street.  Authorities said Peay was shot in the back in a driveway.

MEDIC said they transported Peay to Carolinas Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Authorities took Muskelly in to custody at a residence off of Boyd Street around 10:30 a.m.

Detectives said that Peay and Muskelly knew one another and have no reason to believe the shooting was a random act of violence.

Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting.

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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