Arrests made in University City double homicide

Travis Gerald Peters
Travis Gerald Peters

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two men are dead after bullets fly during an altercation at an apartment early Friday morning just blocks from the UNC-Charlotte campus.

It was so close to the University, campus police were one of the responders to a report of a double shooting that happened less than a half a mile from UNC-Charlotte.

Police arrested Nelson Joseph Brice, 20, and charged him on two counts of murder and two count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to police.

Jeremy Lynard Patton, 19, is at Carolinas Medical Center where he is in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound during the incident. He is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted armed robbery.

Gunfire erupted around 1 a.m., as frantic calls for help came in to the 911 dispatch center from an apartment located at 1736 Forest Side Lane.

When Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers arrived, they report they found two men inside of the unit, both were dead.

Steffon Quinton Montgomery, 24, and Jonathan Michael Green, 27, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Crime scene tape was quickly rolled out and the area locked down as the search for the gunman began.

After talking to witnesses, police later said they were looking for two men, however, this was not a random act of violence.

They said the two suspects were let inside of the apartment by four people who were already there.  That's when the shooting happened.

Right now, it's unclear what sparked the gunfire to begin.

A man and a woman, who were in the apartment at the time of the shooting were able to escape with their lives, and appeared to be unharmed.

Police are also looking for Travis Gerald Peters, 24, who is also charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted armed robbery. He was last seen driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala with NC registration AHJ-6052, gold in color.

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