From http://www.wcnc.com, December 18, 2013
A teen was shot and killed in a south Charlotte parking lot during an argument, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Several officers responded to the scene near South Boulevard and Sharon Lakes Drive just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Police say 17-year-old Jose Orlando Ibarra and the suspect had an altercation outside of a laundromat in the Sharon Lakes Business Center.
A family member took Ibarra to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No one has been taken into custody. Witnesses and anyone else with information about the suspect is asked to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.
CMPD Officers Swarm Apartment of Man Killed Wednesday Night
From http://www.wsoctv.com by Trish Willford, December 19, 2013
The CMPD SWAT team and dozens of Detectives swarmed Elmsley Grove Apartments on Thursday afternoon — surrounding one apartment unit — for more than five hours.
Residents stood by and watched in disbelief.
Marisol Ibarra told Eyewitness News this is the same complex where her son Jose Ibarra lived with his girlfriend.
She’s heartbroken over the loss of her youngest son.
“I just can’t believe that he’s gone,” she said.
Marisol Ibarra believes her son Jose was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
She said just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, she received a grim phone call from her son’s friend.
Ibarra said Jose had just run to the store with her oldest son, Steve.
According to CMPD detectives, 17-year-old Jose Ibarra was shot as he sat in a car in a parking lot on Sharon Lakes Road.
Ibarra said her other son, 24-year-old Steve Ibarra was driving that car. Jose was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
“I never knew it would end up like this,” Marisol Ibarra said.
Eyewitness News learned Jose’s older brother Steve was arrested shortly after the shooting on a weapons of mass destruction charge. His mother said she believes her son tried to sell a gun to an undercover officer.
The charge is unrelated to the case of Jose Ibarra’s slaying.
“Whoever did this was wrong he didn’t deserve to be killed like that,” Marisol Ibarra said.
Ibarra said she has no idea who would want her son dead. Police have not released information about a possible suspect.