Charlotte Fugitive Nabbed in Miami

By Ely Portillo
Posted: Monday, Jan. 11, 2010


Mera from a previous arrest. Courtesy CMPD

 A man wanted for allegedly shooting a teen in the chest early Sunday morning was arrested in Miami after fleeing Charlotte, police announced Monday.

 Jason Mera, 20, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say he shot Jordan Merced, 19, at about 1:30 a.m., at a party in an apartment on Steelecroft Farm Lane.

 They say Mera and Merced got into an argument which led to the shooting. Merced remains in critical but stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center

 Police soon learned that Mera was planning to flee Charlotte and issued an alert to airport police and the Transportation Safety Administration. He managed to board a flight and escape the city – but authorities nabbed him at the Miami-Dade Airport.

 Mera is being held in Florida, and police are arranging his transfer back to Mecklenburg County to face the charge.

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