CMPD: Second arrest made in Shell Gas Station stabbing

Suspect: Andy Mero, Mecklenburg County Jail 

A second suspect has been charged in connection to the violent stabbing of a man at a local Shell Gas Station back in February, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. 

Andy Mero, 27, is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. 

The stabbing happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Shell Gas Station located at 1125 Sugar Creek Road. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. His current condition is unknown. 

The two suspects, Mero and Santaurus Neely, 26, drove away from the gas station and eluded police until crashing their vehicle around 4:15 a.m. that morning in the 2700 block of Eastway Drive. The car hit a power pole, causing an electrical fire at a nearby house, authorities said. 

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Neely was taken into custody back on Feb. 21 where he was charged with attempted common law robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and assault on a female. 

This case remains active and ongoing, police said.