Police make arrest in homicide at Steele Creek apartment complex

Two homicides, 16 minutes apart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was shot dead outside a Steele Creek apartment complex on Sunday, the first of two killings just minutes apart.

The incident occurred on the 500 block of Deanna Lane about 2:01 a.m.

Police identified the deceased as Ramon Antonio Alvarado-Cubas, 32.

Sixteen minutes later, another man was shot and killed on Westinghouse Boulevard about five miles away.

Police charged Rafael Molina Pena, 39, with Alvarado-Cubas’ murder. He was arrested Monday, interviewed by detectives and transferred to the jail.

Rafael Pena
Rafael Pena (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

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 at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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