CMPD: Second Suspect Arrested For Murder After A Deadly Shooting Near UNCC Campus

The Latest (1/20/21):

Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives have charged a second suspect in connection to a deadly shooting that happened near the UNC Charlotte campus in early November.

After a continued investigation, police identified 22-year-old Azariel Araque as a suspect in the Xavier Adams homicide case and warrants were issued for his arrest.

Azariel Araque — Accessory After The Fact (felony) — Extradition Or Fugitive Other State — First Degree Murder — Robbery With Dangerous Weapon

Police say Araque was arrested Tuesday in Lexington, North Carolina, with the assistance of CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT).

Following an interview, Araque was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Accessory After the Fact to Murder, according to CMPD.

The Latest (12/3/20):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD detectives say 27-year-old Willie Swinton is charged for the murder of 23-year-old Xavier Adams.

Investigators say on December 3rd CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) and Federal law enforcement partners arrested Swinton in Los Angeles, California.

Swinton will be served with the warrant and extradited to North Carolina at a later date, law enforcement officials say.

Original Story (11/7/20):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say 23-year-old Xavier Adams was shot and killed across from UNC Charlotte campus on Campus Walk Lane on November 6th.

Officers say they responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call outside of the apartment complex around 7:30 p.m.

Detectives say Adams was taken, in a private vehicle, to Atrium Health University where medics later pronounced him dead.

Police say the homicide is still under investigation, and ask anyone with more information to call 704-432-TIPS to speak directly with a Homicide Unit detective or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.