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Arrest made in uptown shooting death of 65-year-old newspaper carrier
Updated: Feb 16, 2017 - 9:22 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police have arrested a man they said shot and killed a well-known newspaper delivery man in uptown Charlotte.

Police were called to the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Romare Bearden Park around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said 22-year-old Roger Best shot and killed Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65, while he was delivering newspapers. Police believe Best tried to rob Scott, then shot him.

As police were responding to the shooting call, another man flagged down officers at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and South Tryon Street.

That man, who police announced Thursday morning was Best, said he was shot and was rushed to the hospital, where he is still recovering.

Police have not said how Best was shot.

Once he is released from the hospital, Best will be booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail, charged with murder, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Channel 9 has learned that Best has been arrested seven times since 2015, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

In the last two years, he's been arrested two different times for cutting off his GPS monitor, and he’s been arrested twice for violating his parole. His other arrests include possession of a stolen vehicle and larceny.

Scott lived in Lancaster, South Carolina, and delivered papers in Charlotte every day.
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