CONCORD, N.C. -- Albemarle Police have arrested a 35-year-old Albemarle man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Kannapolis man in the parking lot of Cabarrus Plastics in Concord on Tuesday morning.
Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Chong Vue Lo, 35, of 1240 Hollywood Terrace, Albemarle, Tuesday morning after talking with witnesses at the plant.
The victim has been identified by police as Pao Yang, 37, of 4690 Rainbow Drive, Kannapolis.
Police arrested Lo in Albemarle about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found him driving the Kia mini-van that had been previously identified, according to a Concord Police press release.
Lo is being held in the Cabarrus County Jail without bond. He is charged with first degree murder.
Concord Police responded about 5 a.m. to a 911 call of the shooting at 2835 Armentrout Drive, where they found a man dead, the victim of apparent gunshot wounds. He was sitting inside a car in the parking lot.
Police released a copy of the 911 tape, which had a man asking the operator to send police and an ambulance. He also said the car window was broken and the man, identified as Yang, was inside and not moving.
The caller also described Yang's car and the suspect's vehicle along with another man who was called to the phone to talk with the 911 operator.
Yang and Lo's wife both worked at Cabarrus Plastics. Yang was apparently arriving for work when he was shot, police said.
Major Allen Overcash said Lo was not an employee at the plant.
The shooting is believed to be the result of an “ongoing domestic situation,” according to police.
“We know the suspect had a family member who worked here. We really believe it’s the result of a domestic situation. Beyond that we have a lot of details to figure out,” Overcash said.
Third-shift workers were inside the business, which is off U.S. 601 Bypass/Warren C. Coleman Boulevard, at the time of the shooting. Police interviewed workers Tuesday morning and they were allowed to leave later in the morning.
Overcash said first-shift workers went back to work and police were on the scene for security and to continue the investigation. Police were on the scene late Tuesday.
The suspect was driving a champagne color 2006 Kia Mini Van with N.C. license XSM-6589.
Law enforcement from Cabarrus and Stanly counties and Albemarle PD are assisting in the investigation.
The Cabarrus Sheriff's Office bomb squad was on the scene as a precaution, Overcash said. “There’s some information that’s been developed that we wanted the bomb squad here just to check on some things. It’s just a precaution. We have not had any indication of bombs here or anything of that nature.”