2 Men with Arrest Records Charged in Fatal South-West Charlotte Shooting


From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, August 30, 2013

Two Charlotte men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man Thursday afternoon near a southwest Charlotte apartment complex, police say.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Antonio Torez Cousart and Maurice Quema Wilson were taken into custody Friday morning and charged after questioning. Cousart was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, and Wilson was charged with accessory after the fact and possesion of a firearm by a felon.

Antonio Torez Cousart was charged Friday with murder in the shooting death of a 34-year-old man Thursday in southwest Charlotte. (Mecklenburg County Jail photo.)
Police say Maurice Wilson was charged in connection with the shooting death Thursday of Bennett Miller in southwest Charlotte. (Mecklenburg County Jail photo.)

Killed in the shooting was Bennett Eugene Miller, 34.According to police, officers were called about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 to the 7500 block of Kings Ridge Drive, off Old Pineville Road. When police arrived, they found a shooting victim, later identified as Miller.

Detectives eventually identified Cousar and Wilson as suspects, police say. Cousart has three arrests in recent years in Mecklenburg County, according to jail records. All three of those were drug-related. Wilson had been arrested six times in recent years, mostly on misdemeanor charges. But he was charged in June 2011 with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police ask that anyone with information in the case contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS. Or information can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/30/4275650/victim-identified-in-sw-charlotte.html#storylink=cpy
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