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Man arrested after teen fatally shot during argument in east Charlotte


Police in Charlotte are investigating after a teenager was found fatally shot in the city's east side on Sunday afternoon. SWAT officers were briefly called to the scene in an effort to find the shooter.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers were called to the 7200 block of Point Lake Drive around 3 p.m. Sunday to the report of a person shot.

When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Danny Barrino suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe Barrino got into a physical altercation with someone when he got shot.

That man was later identified as 47-year-old Phillip Robert Scott Jr. Officer obtained murder warrants on Scott on Monday morning.

He was later located by CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and arrested without incident .

Officers say this does not appear to be a random act of violence.

"I don't know the reason, but he's gone over something stupid," said Trude Allen, Barrino's mother. "I can't get my son back, I can't get my son back."

During the investigation, detectives believed Scott was inside an apartment on the property and at that time the SWAT Team was requested.  The SWAT Team cleared the apartment around 9 p.m. Sunday night and Scott was not located at the time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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