Suspect charged in July triple shooting in east Charlotte shooting

Shooting kills two, injures one

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man has been charged in a July double homicide in east Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 33-year-old Gerardo Arellano-Sanchez and 31-year-old Miguel Angel Molina Cruz were two of three men found shot inside an apartment complex on Electra Lane in the early morning hours of July 14.

Sanchez and Cruz were pronounced dead on scene.

Thursday, police announced they arrested 24-year-old Nico Benn in the deaths of Sanchez and Cruz. Benn was charged with two counts of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Another victim, 24-year-old Hugo Arellano-Sanchez, was hurt in the incident and taken to the hospital.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 704-432-TIPS.

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