Charlotte-Mecklenburg police make an arrest in Friday’s fatal shooting

jdepriest@charlotteobserver.comJuly 5, 2014 

Terry Laney

CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man Friday morning in the 1300 block of Norris Avenue.

Authorities said on Saturday that Terry Laney, 38, was charged with murder in the shooting of Raymelle Jake Smith, 31.

Police believe the victim and suspect knew each other and that the shooting wasn’t a random act.

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