CONCORD — A second teenager was arrested in connection with the shooting outside of Concord Mills Mall that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Aveanna Propst.
Police said a 15-year-old male was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and felony riot.
Police say the 15-year-old is an acquaintance of Dontae Milton-Black, who was arrested Wednesday morning in Charlotte by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.
Black is charged with first-degree murder and felony riot.
He made his first court appearance Monday at the Cabarrus County Courthouse.
The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Concord Mills Mall near Dave & Buster’s.
Propst was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, while two other boys under the age of 16 were wounded but are expected to be OK.
Police said the investigation is continuing in order to identify other individuals that may have been involved.
Police said that the two male juveniles injured and Propst were not involved in the altercation that led to the shooting, nor were they the intended targets.
Concord Mayor Bill Dusch released the following statement in regard to the shooting and the arrest of Milton-Black:
“The Concord City Council and I join many in our community thankful for this morning’s arrest related to last weekend’s shooting incident at Concord Mills. The senseless violence claimed the innocent life of 13-year-old Avenanna Propst, physically injured two other bystanders, and caused immeasurable trauma and suffering to victims’ families. Many people who witnessed this incident, their families, and indeed the entire community feel sorrow and anger about what happened.
“We thank the Concord Police Department for their efforts, as well as the many partner agencies assisting with the immediate and ongoing response. We particularly thank the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team members, who took 18-year old suspect Dontae Milton-Black into custody this morning without incident.
“We also mourn for the suspect’s family and what this incident means for the many people who hoped for so much more in the life of a young person they cared about.
“Saturday was a hard day in our City with this incident following another unrelated shooting hours before, resulting in the death of Derron Jordan. We ask the community to continue providing information to police that will lead to the arrest of murder suspect 16-year-old Omarionne Tymyrre Hudson, so that justice will also prevail in this case.
“As a community, we must go forward with continued compassion for each other, and a willingness to work together to address the issues in our society that cause such unnecessary violence.”