6 arrested after shooting near Northlake Mall, police say

Shooting follows dispute near Northlake Mall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested six people after they say a dispute led to a shooting in north Charlotte Saturday.

According to CMPD, two groups were in the parking lot just outside of the Verizon Wireless store on Northlake Centre Parkway when a dispute led to multiple shots being fired. Officers responded to a call in reference to the shooting just before 1 p.m. When officers arrived on scene, one of the subjects involved was found to have a gun inside his vehicle. CMPD's Real Time Crime Center located a possible suspect vehicle that left the scene. 

Mecklenburg County deputies located the vehicle and stopped the driver in the 10000 block of Mallard Creek Road. One of the vehicle's occupants, 28-year-old Ryan Simpson, was found to have a gunshot wound in the stomach and was transported to CMC University with non-life-threatening injuries. Several other passengers in the vehicle were detained for questioning by police. 

Detectives have charged Ja-lil Marques Johns, 26, Demontre McClure, 25, Pierre McClure, 27, Jadarious Boston, 24, and Tomeika Richardson, 29, with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The shooting victim, Simpson, has been charged with a narcotics violation, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.


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