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HUNTERSVILLE – A second suspect in a Dec. 26 fatal shooting in Huntersville was arrested in New Jersey, authorities announced Thursday.

FBI agents apprehended Kelton Tyrich Silver, 23, of Charlotte in Essex County, N.J., on Jan. 25, according to a press release from the Huntersville Police Department.

Ivan Fernando Petty, 23, also of Charlotte, was arrested less than 12 hours after the incident that took place on Bryton Pass Lane and resulted in the death of 28-year-old Zonta Monti Dunlap of Concord.

A second victim, who has not been identified, was transported to a Charlotte hospital for treatment for what police described as “non-life threatening” injuries.

Silver and Petty are charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a weapon into an occupied property and possession of a weapon by a felon.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team assisted in the investigations that led to the arrests, according to the release.

On the day after Christmas, Huntersville police responded after 10 a.m. to the 11000 block of Bryton Pass Lane in reference to a report of shots fired. Officers discovered the two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.


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