Fla. double-murder suspect found in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man wanted for two murders and an attempted murder near Orlando was arrested at a relative's home in west Charlotte Saturday morning, after running from police for four days.

The U.S. Marshal's Service Violent Offenders Task Force arrested David Junior Lopez, 32, at a home on Marlowe Avenue, and charged him with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to the Marshal's Service.

Lopez is accused of shooting three people in an apartment in Pine Hills, Florida, near Orlando, on Tuesday. One woman survived the shooting and called police, according to WESH-TV in Orlando.

Sheriff's deputies arrested another suspect in the triple shooting after 10-hour standoff in east Orange County Friday. James Stewart, 28, is charged with attempted murder. Other charges are pending.

Police were alerted that Lopez was on the run and issued a BOLO for him Friday. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer spotted his car at an apartment complex off Independence Boulevard Friday evening, and the U.S. Marshal's Service stepped in.

Investigators on the task force followed leads until they found Lopez on Marlowe Avenue. The task force includes representatives from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, the Marshal's Service, and the Department of Public Safety.

Neighbors heard police pounding on door at the Marlowe Avenue home Saturday morning. A Marshal's Service spokesman said Lopez was arrested without incident.

"They said he was in the car asleep," said one neighbor, who asked not to be identified. "I was shocked-- I was really surprised. I'm glad they got him out of the neighborhood."

Lopez is in the Mecklenburg County jail under no bond awaiting extradition to Florida.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment