Man arrested in deadly shooting at north Charlotte apartment complex

Updated: Mar. 17, 2020 at 12:41 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police arrested and charged a teenager with murder in the shooting death of a man in north Charlotte.

18-year-old Jaiveon Khalil Smith Smith is accused of killing 24-year-old Tevonte Laquan Epps on Monday night.

Police responded to a north Charlotte apartment complex on Hosta Drive just after 9:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a man, identified Tuesday as Epps, with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the apartment complex. MEDIC took Epps to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center-Main where he was pronounced dead. .

A second victim was located nearby who was also shot during this incident. He was also taken by MEDIC to the hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing, active 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 at

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