Person killed outside apartment in east Charlotte, teen charged

Person killed outside apartment in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say one person was killed outside an apartment in east Charlotte Friday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Amity Pointe Road around 8:30 p.m.

Officers responded and found a male with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment.

He was pronounced dead on the scene. He was later identified at 19-year-old Sebastian Acosta-Bayona.

On Saturday morning, CMPD reported that Juan Alberto Lopez-Garcia, 17, had been charged with murder and was in police custody at that time.

Juan Alberto Lopez-Garcia
Juan Alberto Lopez-Garcia (Source: MCSO)

This marks the fourth homicide in Charlotte this week.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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