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Police ID victim in Old Pineville Road shooting, two arrested

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Michael Javier Zelaya (Mecklenburg County Jail) Michael Javier Zelaya (Mecklenburg County Jail)
Christian Giovanni Pena (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) Christian Giovanni Pena (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte have identified the victim in a deadly shooting on Old Pineville Road earlier this month.

Noel Navarro Hernandez, 22, was found near the Carriage Square Shopping Center suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he later died.

Michael Javier Zelaya, 26, is charged with murder. He was arrested on Tuesday.

Another man, 18-year-old Christian Giovanni Pena, is charged with accessory after the fact.

Police worked for nearly two weeks to identify Hernandez. They were able to find a relative living in Houston, Texas.

Anyone with information is still asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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