22-year-old charged with murder of East Meck. HS student

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they've made an arrest in the shooting death of East Mecklenburg High School student Chris Allen.

Carlos Olguin, 22, has been charged with murder, according to CMPD.

Allen, 18, was shot and killed at a party Sunday night in the 400 block of Kelford Lane in southeast Charlotte. Investigators say Allen and his killer got into an argument at the party, which escalated and resulted in Allen's death. 

"I'm not sure if Chris knew him or not before the party. I do know that there were a lot of people there that others didn't know, that weren't invited," Michael Howard said, who is a family friend of Allen. 

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Olguin was arrested Thursday morning without incident and taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives. Olguin was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, where he remains in custody.

Detectives have confirmed that Allen and Olguin were two of several subjects involved in an argument that led to the subsequent shooting.  

"I am happy that there was an arrest made today. Thankful that the shooter was caught so that way justice can be served for a young man that didn't deserve what happened to him. He had goals he wanted to accomplish in life to make his family proud, and now he can't because his life was taken from him," Howard said. 

There will be a memorial service for Allen Friday at 4 p.m. at East Baptist Church, which is right next to the high school. Before that, friends and family plan to gather on the football field for a balloon release in Allen's memory.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to benefit the family. Click here to donate.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Burkard is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.