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3rd suspect in shooting of 3-year-old in custody without bond

Kaleb Lawrence was charged with murder in connection to the killing of 3-year-old Asiah Figueroa, among other charges.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office records show that 21-year-old Kaleb Lawrence is now in custody. Lawrence was wanted for the murder of 3-year-old Asiah Figueroa. CMPD confirmed Lawrence turned himself into the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Saturday.

Monday morning, Lawrence faced a judge in court. He will remain in custody without bond.

Lawrence has been charged with first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted first-degree murder, nine counts of discharging a firearm into occupied proper, fleeing/eluding arrest in a motor vehicle, and reckless driving with willful and wanton disregard, according to the sheriff's office.

Figueroa was killed on Sept. 7 at 11:45 p.m.when 150 shots were fired toward his home on Richard Rozzelle Dr.  

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Police have already arrested 21-year-old Jacob Lanier and 21-year-old Qua'Tonio Stephens in connection to the murder.

Lanier has been charged with murder, eight counts of attempted murder, nine counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, and conspiracy to commit murder. 

Stephens was charged in connection to the shooting on charges of accessory after the fact to murder, felony flee to elude, seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and three counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling.  

CMPD asks you to contact Detective Jessica Zinobile at 704-336-8228 if you have any information about Lawrence's whereabouts. 

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Because of the public nature of this crime, the mugshots are being shown.

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