Suspects accused in massive crime spree face judge

- Two of the suspects who police said were involved in a wild crime spree Wednesday faced a judge on Thursday.

One of the suspects, Erik Lopez, said in court he doesn't have an address. The judge said he's not letting Lopez out of jail until he tells the court where he lives. 

The other suspect in this case will have to pay a lot to get out of jail. Alan Israel Chavez-Cruz has a $460,000 bond. 

Police said Chavez-Cruz and another man, Rodolfo Joel Ulloa-Paz shot at innocent people Wednesday morning in a southeast Charlotte neighborhood, hitting two people. 

Investigators got to the scene and found the suspects' pickup truck on fire. According to police, the two men didn't stop there. 

Chavez-Cruz and Ulloa-Paz are accused of stealing another pickup truck, leading police on a 50-mile chase into Catawba County, and crashing the car into a utility pole. 

Chavez-Cruz surrendered, but police said Ulloa-Paz showed a gun, and made threatening movements towards officers. 

Charlotte police shot Ulloa-Paz and he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Police said Erik Lopez didn't have anything to do with the chase, but according to investigators Lopez was in the original suspect vehicle, the pickup truck that came into a Charlotte community, starting a chain of events that terrorized two neighborhoods in two counties. 

At last check, the man shot by police, Ulloa-Paz, was still in the hospital in critical condition. 


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