Police ID suspect in rec center shooting

Police ID suspect in rec center shooting

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 4:40 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have released the identity of the suspect arrested in connection with a shooting outside a northern Charlotte recreation center.

Police say the victim was shot during the course of a robbery around 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon outside the Sugaw Creek Recreation Center on West Sugar Creek Road. The suspect then fled the scene an a white Pontiac SUV.

A short time later, CMPD located the vehicle and took the suspect, Jango Touray, 18, into custody.

The shooting victim was in surgery late Sunday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. Rod Farley. Police have not released the name of the victim.

Touray is charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and resist, obstruct or delay.

The Sugaw Creek Rec Center has activities for children, teens and adults and features a gymnasium, a stage, multi-purpose rooms and a kitchen, according to its website.

The investigation into the shooting continues. Police encourage anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for rewards for information that leads to an arrest.

The Charlotte Observer contributed to this report.

 

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