Man arrested for attempted murder, armed robbery

Man arrested for attempted murder, armed robbery

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Gerico Dante Alexander

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 3:08 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man wanted in connection with a convenience store robbery in which one person was shot seven times has been arrested.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 21-year-old Gerico Dontae Alexander Wednesday in the 100 block of Beatties Ford Road.

Authorities say Alexander is responsible for two armed robberies in Charlotte. The first, an early-November armed robbery of a convenience store on Little Rock Road. In this case, authorities say Alexander shot a 35-year-old victim seven times. The victim survived.

A relative told NBC Charlotte in a previous report that Alexander shooting the victim was a "betrayal of trust", as the victim practically raised Alexander.

The second robbery in which Alexander is accused is the late-October armed robbery of a Circle K convenience store, also located on Little Rock Road.

Alexander is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted murder.

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