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Police looking for second suspect in first homicide of 2013

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte have arrested a man they say was involved in a deadly shooting Tuesday night in east Charlotte, and are looking for a second man.

Dontae Leverne Torrance, 19, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy and obtaining property by false pretense, according to police.

On Thursday, police said they were looking for a second suspect in the shooting. Anthonio "Tony" Farrar, 20, has been issued warrants for murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy.

The incident began when officers were called to the 8700 block of Goldfields Road around 7:38 p.m. Tuesday night to the report of a shooting.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit, four men were believed to be in the middle of a drug deal when shots were fired.

When officers arrived on scene they located two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Benjamin Sky McDaniel, 19, was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center-Main where he died from his injuries.  The shooting became Charlotte's first murder of 2013.

21-year-old Jerik Simmons was also taken to CMC-Main, where he underwent surgery, and is currently in stable condition, according to police.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit are canvassing the neighborhood to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or Farrar's whereabouts is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Grande is the lead detective assigned to the case. 

In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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