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On January 4, 2022 Bruce Little, 24, was arrested, charged with the murder of 29-year-old Devonte Springs. Bruce was arrested in Atlanta. The victim was murdered in Charlotte, NC.  

Bruce Little and Devonte Springs

Bruce Little and Devonte Springs

During the investigation, information was developed by homicide detectives, which identified Bruce as a suspect. An arrest warrant was then issued for Bruce. With the assistance of the Secret Service and both FBI offices in Charlotte and Atlanta, Bruce was located and apprehended in Atlanta.

Homicide detectives drove down to Georgia to interview Bruce who is in custody in Fulton County, GA awaiting extradition back to Charlotte.

Devontae was shot and killed on December 7, 2021 on Swank Place Charlotte, NC.

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The shooting was at 12:21 a.m. Devontae was inside of a vehicle when another vehicle drove by and shot him several times. Devontae died on the scene.

In addition, as responding officers were arriving, a description of another vehicle that was involved was observed leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers engaged in a brief vehicle pursuit, subsequently the vehicle crashed into a utility pole.

Officers were able to detain both occupants quickly and without further incident. Upon making contact with the suspects inside this vehicle, one of the suspects was also found to have several gunshot wounds.

Medic responded and transported both individuals to Atrium Main Hospital with one person having life threatening injuries.

Bruce is charged with 1st degree murder, attempted murder, possession of firearm by convicted felon, and discharging a firearm into a occupied dwelling.