Man charged with east Charlotte murder

CMPD say the suspects in Charlotte's 23rd homicide of the year remain on the loose after a double shooting near North Tryon.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man in connection to an east Charlotte shooting that left one man dead.

James Russell Andrews, 23, was charged with murder after police say he fatally shot 25-year-old Jarel D’Shaun Grace last Saturday.

According to CMPD, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 4100 block of Colebrook Road just after 2:30 p.m. on April 1. When officers arrived, they found Grace lying in the front yard of a home suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to CMC, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives with CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located Andrews at a home in the 2100 block Camp Greene Street Wednesday. He was taken into police custody without incident, according to investigators.

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Andrews was charged with murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a dead weapon with intent to kill, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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

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