Suspect arrested for southeast Charlotte homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested a suspect for the murder of 18-year-old Jaqual Bennett.

Back in early November, police found the victim lying in the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of Village Lake Drive.

During the investigation, officers identified 16-year-old Scott Bryan Penaloza, as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

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Penaloza was taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with murder and is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.

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