A man has been sentenced to 10 to 14 years in prison for a fatal shooting in Winston-Salem. Charli Sanchez Lopez pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for killing Demar Marquis Floyd. The shooting took place at Floyd’s sister’s home, and Lopez’s truck was linked to the crime through ballistics. Multiple attempts were made to interview witnesses and gather evidence, leading to the plea agreement. Lopez also pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling in a separate incident. shooting-in-winston-salem/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dolan Reynolds reported
A man has been sentenced to 10 to 14 years in prison for a fatal shooting in Winston-Salem in 2021. Charli Sanchez Lopez, 24, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the killing of Demar Marquis Floyd, 27. The incident occurred when Lopez, accompanied by several unidentified individuals, went to Floyd’s sister’s home, resulting in a shootout. Floyd was found dead at the scene, and ballistics evidence connected spent casings from the shooting to Lopez’s truck. Despite multiple attempts by investigators to gather information, no one involved in the shooting cooperated with the police. One witness suggested that the shooting was in retaliation for a prior incident. Lopez also pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling in a separate incident in 2020. He received consecutive sentences of 64-89 months, totaling 128-178 months, in the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections..