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A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted home invasion and robbery that claimed the life of the suspect’s younger brother Tuesday afternoon in eastern Mecklenburg County, police said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the suspect’s brother was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy. The teen’s family has said the youth was trying to defend his grandmother from a suspect breaking into a window about 5:15 p.m.
Investigators said Isai Robert Delcid, 18, was fatally shot while he and his brother Carlos Delcid were trying to break into the rear of a home on Rolling Fields Road. The home is in a neighborhood surrounded by Mint Hill that is unincorporated and served by CMPD.[…]
In a 911 call released by CMPD, the teen’s grandmother tells a call-taker “somebody just broke in the house and we shot him.”
“The man was breaking into the window,” she tells the 911 operator. “He was halfway in the window. My grandson told him to stop and get out of here and he didn’t so my grandson shot him.”
The grandson can also be heard talking in the background: “I said ‘who is it’ and he wouldn’t stop. And he broke my – he broke my grandma’s window so I shot three times.”[…]
George Wyant, the teen’s grandfather, said Wednesday that he left the gun at the house “for protection.”
Wyant said Wednesday that someone had tried breaking into the house twice in recent months, but no one had been apprehended.
Afterward, Wyant said he had taken the 14-year-old to a shooting range to teach him how to use the gun.
Family had been victims before
The family had been visited by violence before.
On April 11, 2008, Wyant’s son-in-law and the 14-year-old’s father, Gregorio “Greg” Hernandez, was working on a car at Greg’s Automotive, the shop he operated on Albemarle Road. Neighbors reported hearing shots and the sound of squealing tires leaving the scene. Police arrived to find Hernandez, 35, shot to death.
“He was a mechanic,” Wyant said. “It was his garage. Someone came in and shot him to death.”
Two years later, a jury found Victor Vasquez guilty of first-degree murder for Hernandez’s killing. Vasquez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A co-defendant, Alfonzo Caballero, pleaded guilty in connection with the crime.