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Dispute between neighbors leads to deadly shooting, Cornelius police say

Two men are facing charges in connection with the deadly shooting of their neighbor in Cornelius, police said.

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Two people were arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Cornelius on Saturday, police said. 

Cornelius police were called to a reported shooting at a home on Lynn Lane a little before 3 p.m. on Nov. 26. When officers arrived, they found 55-year-old James Johnson dead from a gunshot wound. 

During the investigation, Cornelius police detectives identified 19-year-old Geovany Munoz and 53-year-old Arnaldo Munoz as the suspects in the shooting. Investigators said an argument between Johnson and the Munozes, who were his neighbors, led to the shooting. 

Both suspects were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. They're both being held without bond in the Mecklenburg County Jail. Both will make their first appearance in court on Tuesday. 

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Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 704-892-7773. Anonymous tips can also be shared with the North Mecklenburg Crimestoppers at 704-896-7867.

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