TEENAGERS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND ROBBING VICTIM DURING DRUG DEAL

Amed Lino and Jose Reyes

Charlotte Alerts

A drug deal gone bad left a teenager shot in the shoulder and hit in the head with a hard blunt object

Amed Lino, 18, and Jose Reyes, 18, have been charged with robbing and shooting a teenage juvenile victim during the course of a drug transaction in Charlotte, NC.

On January 18, 2020, at around 1:20 p.m., officers responded to a third-party report of a shooting in an apartment near Scaleybark Road. Officers arrived and received information that an involved party was inside the apartment.

A 17-year-old juvenile victim was inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound.

The 17-year-old victim had been struck in the head by a blunt object, and was also shot in the shoulder. The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries.

The suspect Amed Lino was tracked by his electronic monitor he was court-ordered to wear for past pending charges.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle the suspect was driving, but Lino left the vehicle in drive while he exited and fled on foot. Jose Reyes was a passenger in the vehicle and was arrested. Lino was located and arrested a short time later. 

A search resulted in the seizure of various narcotics, cash, and a stolen firearm.

  • Lino was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to sale/deliver marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and resist/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer.  Lino has prior charges for breaking and entering, drug offenses, and resisting police.
  • Jose Reyes, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to sale/deliver marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  Reyes has charges for multiple car break-ins, weapons offenses, armed robbery, common law robbery and has previously been court-ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.
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