Teen arrested after drug sting, shooting at school

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Teen arrested after drug sting, shooting at school


by RAD BERKY / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on June 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 19 at 8:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police Wednesday night found and arrested the second suspect they had been looking for, who they say was part of an undercover drug sting that left another suspect dead.

Davion Drayton, 17, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in the Hidden Valley neighborhood, not far from the elementary school where the shooting happened in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say Drayton and 17-year old Jaquaz Walker had agreed to meet a confidential informant and an undercover officer to sell some marijuana.

The meeting happened in the parking lot of Hidden Valley Elementary School and as the deal concluded, police say one or both of the suspects opened fire.

Police fired back, hitting and killing Walker.

Drayton, they say, got away and was not injured. They say he was staying at the home of friend while police were looking for him.

Drayton's mother, who would not give her full name, says her son never fired a gun at police.

"No, he did not fire any shots. He doesn't have a gun."

At the Walker home, not far away, the teenager's cousin Dymond Walker said, "This is breaking my heart.”

She said her cousin always could make her smile and she does not believe the police’s version of what happened.

"He isn't dumb enough to just shoot a police officer," she added.

Drayton's mother said her son was planning to turn himself in.

That never happened because, as she was speaking, police were arresting her son.