CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have charged two people for the shooting death of an employee at an east Charlotte adult gaming business Tuesday morning.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were called to the shooting at La Casa on E W.T. Harris Boulevard around 5:40 a.m. La Casa is an described as an adult gaming establishment.
They found a man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Police later identified the victim as 51-year-old Askia Toure Abdullah Alkebulan.
On Wednesday night, CMPD said detectives have charged 36-year-old Gregory Moffitt and 38-year-old Noelle Blount for Alkebulan’s murder.
As a result of continued investigation, Moffitt and Blount were identified as suspects in this case, and on Wednesday, police arrested Moffitt and Blount without incident. Moffit has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm by felon and Blount has been charged with murder.
“Around 6 this morning I was getting dressed to come to work and come to get my food and I heard three shots go off. My husband and I were like somebody has gotten shot, it’s very close, within ten minutes I heard sirens everywhere," said neighbor Jovona Cameron. “I never really figured that there was any trouble or anything. I come over here quite often, probably every week to get food.”
A woman describing herself as a cousin of Alkebulan said that he was employed at La Casa as a security guard.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.
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. Any information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to $1000 cash reward.