2 arrested for shooting man, pregnant woman; leading police on high-speed chase

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Two people have been arrested after leading police on a chase from Charlotte to Gaston County in connection with a double shooting in northwest Charlotte, officials say.

Reco Lamont Perry, 22 and Tahjah Adarrious Quarles, 22 have been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy, battery of an unborn child, and resisting arrest.

The incident happened around noon in the 1200 block of Effingham Road off Tuckaseegee Road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Officers were called to the scene for an assault with a deadly weapon. 

Upon arrival, officers found a man and a pregnant woman with apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to the hospital by Medic for treatment. 

Information gathered during the initial investigation revealed that the victims were on Alice St. when the shooting occurred and ran over to Effingham Rd. for help.Officers were able to get a description of the suspects and suspect vehicle from the victims and began a search.

The K-9 unit was also brought on scene.

A short time later, CMPD was notified of a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle near Brookshire Blvd. and I-85.

Police located the silver car and a pursuit ensued from Charlotte into Gaston County. The chase ended on Interstate 85 west, exit 23 when the silver car went of the side of the road, police said.

Perry and Quarles jumped out of the car and attempted to flee on foot near the McAdenville Rd. exit, but with the assistance of a K9 unit, they were caught and detained.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed that before the suspect vehicle went off the side of the road, it hit another vehicle on the interstate. 

Detectives have determined that Perry was the driver during the chase and additional charges will be filed against him.

Police also confirmed that the victims and suspects in this case were known to one another.

Anyone with additional information concerning this case or the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.