VCAT takes down Earle Barranco at the Cable Box Saturday night, the only note worthy highlight in the Bobcats 91-88 lost to the Magic.
Earle Barranco Photo Meck County Sheriff
More from the local paper:
A man wanted in a deadly shooting at a diner in New York City was arrested Saturday night at a Charlotte Bobcats game.
Members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 24-year-old Earl Barranco during the game, according to WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner.
Undercover officers took down Barranco in one of the VIP areas of the arena before 8 p.m., but police didn't have more details on the arrest Sunday morning.
Barranco, 24, was in Mecklenburg jail Sunday morning with no bond, awaiting an extradition hearing.
Police say Barranco shot 28-year-old Corey Scott twice in the head and three times in the back after a confrontation at Good Stuff Diner on 14th Street in New York City, killing him instantly two weeks ago.
The New York Daily News reported that the shooting may have been sparked by a debt. Barranco and Scott knew each other.
Surveillance video taken from inside the diner shows Scott and several friends walking into the restaurant and confronting another group sitting in the back, the Daily News reported.
Barranco was said to have friends in Charlotte and fled here after the shooting.
It's unclear how police figured out he would be at the Bobcats game.
Barranco gets a lot of press in New York, there is this from a 2007 stabbing and this from the murder on October 29, 2010. Then there is the property tax report as of January 1, 2009 which is here. Could it be the same Earle Barranco?
Excellent work by Violent Criminal Apprehension Team earns the unit a major shout out and a NAVY Bravo Zulu.