Police arrest man in Old Pineville Road shooting, still working to ID victim

Man shot to death, police searching for witnesses
Christian Giovanni Pena (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
Christian Giovanni Pena (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police in Charlotte arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting on Old Pineville Road over the weekend but they are still working to identify the victim.

Christian Giovanni Pena, 18, is charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.

Police describe the victim as a Hispanic male, approximately 16 to 20 years old, thin build with a short haircut.

CMPD said the victim was wearing a black tank top, red basketball shorts and black/white sneakers.

The victim does not have any tattoos and was riding a black bicycle, according to officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Officers said they responded to a call about an assault with a weapon. When they arrived to the scene, officers discovered a man who had been shot. The victim was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he later died.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the victim or about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective McKee is the lead detective assigned to the case.

WBTV crews saw the Carriage Square Shopping Center blocked off with crime scene tape.

Detectives searched the area for any possible witnesses. At this time, CMPD says the investigation is still in its early stages. 

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