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Pair of suspects arrested in eastern NC tied to deadly shooting at Charlotte motel, police say

CMPD said one man shot had died, and the other remained in the hospital

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in west Charlotte Saturday morning, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

Medic confirmed the shooting just after 9 a.m. along Glenwood Drive near a motel just off Interstate 85. Two people were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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CMPD later confirmed one of the victims died from their injuries and that the other was in critical condition. Both victims are believed to be motel employees.

Witnesses said they saw the victim being taken to the hospital after he tried to drive to a nearby UrgentCare.

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On Monday, CMPD said the victim who died was Jayeshbhai Ravajibhai Patel. The other victim's name is being withheld.

On Tuesday, June 14, police said two people were identified as suspects and were arrested in Brunswick County, North Carolina. CMPD said 20-year-old Devion De'Maquay Brown and 22-year-old Tasjah Williams were found in the town of Leland, near Wilmington. Both were taken into custody after an interview. Both are expected to be extradited back to Mecklenburg County.

Brown is now charged with murder and attempted murder. Williams is charged with felony aid and abetting murder, felony accessory after the fact, assault, larceny, and injury to personal property.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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