UPDATE: Teen killed in east Charlotte shooting; suspect in custody

UPDATE: Teen killed in east Charlotte shooting; suspect in custody

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by WCNC.com Staff

UPDATE: Teen killed in east Charlotte shooting; suspect in custody

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 8:21 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A teen was killed and another man was seriously injured after police said both were shot Tuesday night in the 8400 block of Goldfields Drive in east Charlotte.

Paramedics treated both victims at the scene near Jewelflower Road, and transported them to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Late Tuesday night, Benjamin Sky McDaniel, 19, died at the hospital from injuries he sustained during the shooting, according to police.  

The second victim, 21-year-old Jerik Simmons, is in stable condition at CMC, police said.

Officers received a 911 call about the shooting around 7:30 p.m. Police believe that the incident started as a drug deal and that the victims knew the suspect.

On Wednesday afternoon police announced Dontae Leverne Torrance, 19, was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretense.

Anyone with information is urged to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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