2 charged in north Charlotte homicide

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comApril 3, 2014 

Police say two men have been arrested in connection with Monday’s shooting death in northern Charlotte.

The charges stem from the homicide case involving Alquez Lee Thompson, 20, of Charlotte.

Thompson’s body was found shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Whisnant Street. That is near Greenville Park, bordered by Oaklawn Avenue, Interstate 77 and the Brookshire Freeway.

Police had answered a call about shots being fired.

Detectives said they arrested Jamarick Yamon Horton, 22, and Tyree Lavarchio Sifford, 20. Horton was arrested Wednesday night, police said, and Sifford was taken into custody Thursday morning.

According to police reports, the suspects are accused of firing at five people who apparently were in a vehicle. Police said they believe the victim and suspects knew one another.

Sifford was charged with first-degree murder, and Horton was charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle

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