CHARLOTTE, N.C. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for the suspect they believe killed a teenager over the weekend.

Officials are requesting the public s assistance finding Demontre Rice, 27, he s wanted for the murder of Stanley Naquon Taylor, 17.

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Lasalle Street around 4 a.m. Saturday for a call regarding assault with a deadly weapon, but they didn't find anyone.

A short time later, Stanley Naquon Taylor, 17, was found near Statesville Avenue near I-85 -- he'd been shot.

Witnesses had driven Taylor away from the location and flagged down Medic for help, officials said.

He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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