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Charlotte murder suspect captured in Greensboro, police say

A suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a 32-year-old woman in east Charlotte last month was arrested in the Greensboro area, police said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in east Charlotte in late October was arrested in Guilford County Monday, investigators said. 

Tyquawon Parker, 27, was arrested by the Guilford County Sheriff's Office on outstanding warrants for murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the shooting death of Ahylea Willard

Willard was found shot to death at an apartment complex on Snow Lane in east Charlotte on Oct. 23. Investigators said the suspect stole Willard's Mercedes-Benz after she was killed during an armed robbery.

Parker was arrested through a joint investigation that included Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Greensboro police and Guilford County deputies. 

The investigation into Willard's death remains active. Any person with information about this shooting or any other incident is asked to call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Witnesses may also call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with CMPD homicide detectives. 

Note: WCNC instituted a new policy in March 2021 regarding the broadcast or posting of mugshots.  

WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings. 

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