3-year-old boy killed after 150 shots fired into North Carolina home

Police have charged now charged two men in connection to the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy when more than 150 rounds were fired at the sleeping toddler’s Charlotte home on Sept. 8.

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit and the Crime Gun Suppression Team charged Jacob Lanier, 21, with eight counts of attempted murder, nine counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling and conspiracy to commit murder.

He was arrested Sept. 10.

Police arrested Qua’tonio Stephens, also 21, Sept. 8. He was charged with accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the shooting.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Stephens Sept. 8. They say the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. He was arrested without incident on I-85 near Glenwood Drive.

He faces a series of felony charges, including flee to elude, discharge weapon occupied property (three counts), and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill (seven counts) in relation to an incident that occurred Sept. 7 off Joe Morrison Lane.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Stephens Sept. 8. They say the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. He was arrested without incident on I-85 near Glenwood Drive.

He faces a series of felony charges, including flee to elude, discharge weapon occupied property (three counts), and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill (seven counts) in relation to an incident that occurred Sept. 7 off Joe Morrison Lane.

Susie Whitley, the child’s great-grandmother, said 3-year-old Asiah Figueroa was the victim in Tuesday night’s deadly shooting off Richard Rozzelle Drive.

Asiah’s 4-year-old sister was grazed in the shooting and expected to survive.

People from the Rozelle’s Landing community and other neighborhoods held a candle light vigil Saturday night to support the family.

“There’s a ton of families that need to know their community supports them,” said Kimberly Brooksbank who organized the vigil.

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