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3rd Suspect Connected To 3-Year-Old's Death Turns Self In, Police Say

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Updated Saturday, Sept. 18, 3:55 p.m.

A third suspect, Kaleb Lawrence, 21, was arrested Saturday morning, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office records, and charged with murder in last week's shooting death of 3-year-old Asiah Figueroa.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release that Lawrence turned himself in, one day after police issued a warrant for Lawrence's arrest and asked for help in locating him. He was charged with eight counts of attempted murder and nine counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Lawrence was identified Friday as a suspect in the Sept. 7 shooting death of Figueroa.

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CMPD is searching for 21-year-old Kaleb Lawrence and say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police say Figueroa was shot and killed last week when multiple suspects fired 150 rounds of bullets into a house in northwest Charlotte that was occupied by 11 people. A 4-year-old girl, Figueroa’s sister, was grazed by a bullet.

Two other suspects, both 21 years old, have been arrested in connection to Figueroa’s death.

Jacob Lanier has been charged with murder and other related charges. Qua'Tonio Stephens has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder and other shooting-related charges.

This week, CMPD said they are still looking for teenage suspects with a connection to three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools high schools: North Mecklenburg, Hopewell and Chambers.

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