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16-year-old charged with murder in death of teen

Scott Penaloza (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) Scott Penaloza (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in connection with the death of another teen in southeast Charlotte. 

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, 18-year-old Jaqual Malik Bennett was found lying in the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of Village Lake Drive around 3:40 a.m. on Nov. 4. Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

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Officers arrested Scott Bryan Penaloza Thursday morning. 

Bennett's death marks Charlotte's 77th homicide so far in 2017. 

If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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