Category Archives: North Carolina

Double Murder/Suicide – Dead – Ricky Junior Toney (Louisburg, NC)

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A preliminary autopsy report suggests that Ricky Junior Toney, one of the suspects in a Dec. 31 double homicide in Franklin County, died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Toney, 34, and his brother, Joey Lamont Kearney, 16, both of Franklin County, led law enforcement officers on a manhunt that covered areas of Franklin and Vance counties before ending in southwestern Warren County.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on West River Road in Franklinton at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 to the scene of what was believed to be a domestic dispute. According to the sheriff office’s report, there was no answer at the door when deputies arrived. Deputies were able to enter the residence through an unsecured door and found broken glass on the bedroom floor, blood pooling at the base of the bathroom door, and a mirror in the bathroom that appeared to have been shattered by a gunshot.

According to the report, the bodies of a woman and her teenage daughter were found in the bathroom. They later were identified as Akesia Michelle Toney, 37, Ricky Junior Toney’s estranged wife, and Brianna Nicole Jones, 16.

Deputies say the teen helped Toney killed his 37-year-old estranged wife and her 16-year-old daughter at their home in Louisburg early Tuesday morning. The chase started several hours later when Vance County deputies say they spotted Toney in his dead wife’s car.

http://www.warrenrecord.com/news/article_3a622014-77e1-11e3-8397-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wral.com/mother_daughter_killed_by_estranged_husband/13258841/

http://abc11.com/archive/9376800/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9376800

http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/28048226—Deputies–Man-fatally-shot-after-killing-2

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24333284/suspect-wanted-in-louisburg-home-invasion-double-homicide

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/third-murder-charge-coming-for-teenager/article_d81904b5-212d-5353-849d-6f6fbcbb306d.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Brianna-N.-Jones-98967780

http://www.thefranklintimes.com/news.php?viewStory=29042

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Akesia-M.-Jones-98980914

https://www.facebook.com/LHS94Akesia

http://www.wakeweekly.com/akesia-michelle-jones-toney-37/

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/killed-roger-dell-tant-henderson-nc/

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Female Teen – Brianna Jones (Louisburg, NC)

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A preliminary autopsy report suggests that Ricky Junior Toney, one of the suspects in a Dec. 31 double homicide in Franklin County, died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Toney, 34, and his brother, Joey Lamont Kearney, 16, both of Franklin County, led law enforcement officers on a manhunt that covered areas of Franklin and Vance counties before ending in southwestern Warren County.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on West River Road in Franklinton at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 to the scene of what was believed to be a domestic dispute. According to the sheriff office’s report, there was no answer at the door when deputies arrived. Deputies were able to enter the residence through an unsecured door and found broken glass on the bedroom floor, blood pooling at the base of the bathroom door, and a mirror in the bathroom that appeared to have been shattered by a gunshot.

According to the report, the bodies of a woman and her teenage daughter were found in the bathroom. They later were identified as Akesia Michelle Toney, 37, Ricky Junior Toney’s estranged wife, and Brianna Nicole Jones, 16.

http://www.warrenrecord.com/news/article_3a622014-77e1-11e3-8397-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wral.com/mother_daughter_killed_by_estranged_husband/13258841/

http://abc11.com/archive/9376800/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9376800

http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/28048226—Deputies–Man-fatally-shot-after-killing-2

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24333284/suspect-wanted-in-louisburg-home-invasion-double-homicide

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/third-murder-charge-coming-for-teenager/article_d81904b5-212d-5353-849d-6f6fbcbb306d.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Brianna-N.-Jones-98967780

http://www.thefranklintimes.com/news.php?viewStory=29042

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Akesia-M.-Jones-98980914

https://www.facebook.com/LHS94Akesia

http://www.wakeweekly.com/akesia-michelle-jones-toney-37/

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Akesia Jones (Louisburg, NC)

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A preliminary autopsy report suggests that Ricky Junior Toney, one of the suspects in a Dec. 31 double homicide in Franklin County, died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Toney, 34, and his brother, Joey Lamont Kearney, 16, both of Franklin County, led law enforcement officers on a manhunt that covered areas of Franklin and Vance counties before ending in southwestern Warren County.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on West River Road in Franklinton at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 to the scene of what was believed to be a domestic dispute. According to the sheriff office’s report, there was no answer at the door when deputies arrived. Deputies were able to enter the residence through an unsecured door and found broken glass on the bedroom floor, blood pooling at the base of the bathroom door, and a mirror in the bathroom that appeared to have been shattered by a gunshot.

According to the report, the bodies of a woman and her teenage daughter were found in the bathroom. They later were identified as Akesia Michelle Toney, 37, Ricky Junior Toney’s estranged wife, and Brianna Nicole Jones, 16.

http://www.warrenrecord.com/news/article_3a622014-77e1-11e3-8397-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wral.com/mother_daughter_killed_by_estranged_husband/13258841/

http://abc11.com/archive/9376800/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9376800

http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/28048226—Deputies–Man-fatally-shot-after-killing-2

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24333284/suspect-wanted-in-louisburg-home-invasion-double-homicide

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/third-murder-charge-coming-for-teenager/article_d81904b5-212d-5353-849d-6f6fbcbb306d.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Brianna-N.-Jones-98967780

http://www.thefranklintimes.com/news.php?viewStory=29042

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Akesia-M.-Jones-98980914

https://www.facebook.com/LHS94Akesia

http://www.wakeweekly.com/akesia-michelle-jones-toney-37/

Killed – Humberto Reyes Florez (Graham, NC)

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GRAHAM — An arrest and allegations of kidnapping, drug sales and gang activity follow Sunday’s shooting death of a man at a Green Level mobile home park on Sunday.

Alamance County sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, and found Humberto Reyes Florez dead on the ground near lot No. 22 at Otter Creek Mobile Home Park on East Simpson Road.

Florez, whose first name deputies initially said was Humbertia, had multiple gunshot wounds, deputies said. The 29-year-old was from Texas, but reportedly lived at Otter Creek at times.

A news release from the sheriff’s office gave the following account of events that led to the shooting:

Earlier last week, three people allegedly supplied cocaine to individuals to resell. Authorities said there are allegations that the drug transaction involved members of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel.
There are discrepancies about the amount of money exchanged, but one indication is the deal involved $160,000 worth of narcotics.

Sometime after 7 p.m. Saturday, the father of one of the people receiving the narcotics was kidnapped from an apartment complex on Grace Avenue in Burlington and held for ransom, deputies said.

On Sunday, the kidnap victim’s son and another man reportedly went to Otter Creek Mobile Home Park and returned cocaine to three men, in exchange for the release the father, deputies said.
Authorities said the father was apparently released, but that a confrontation ensued.

One of the three men allegedly fled with the narcotics into the woods and Florez was subsequently shot multiple times.

The shooting suspect and a second man fled the scene in a vehicle.

Authorities have since arrested Humberto Rafael Anzaldo, 18, of 4531 Tangle Ridge Trail, Burlington. He is charged with first-degree kidnapping and trafficking in cocaine. He was released after posting $75,000 bond, Alamance County Jail officials said.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/article_15be8ebe-7273-11e3-91f2-001a4bcf6878.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/31/police-arrest-1-seek-4-after-alamance-co-shooting-sunday/

http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/kidnapping-drugs-gang-activity-surround-alamance-homicide/article_15be8ebe-7273-11e3-91f2-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20131231/News/312319887

http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20140103/news/301039823

http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20140108/News/301089840

Killed – Tony Jermaine Lewis (Goldsboro, NC)

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found Friday on a Goldsboro street.

Goldsboro police said they went to the 700 block of North Virginia Street shortly after noon and found the man lying in the roadway. He was identified as Tony Jermaine Lewis, 42, of the 800 block of West Grantham Street in Goldsboro.

It happened around 12:10 p.m. in the 700 Block of North Virginia Street.

On June 25th last year, Goldsboro Police Department Officers responded to the 500 block of West Mulberry Street regarding a subject being shot. Upon arriving, they found forty-nine-year-old , Marquis Hobbs, suffering from gunshot wounds. Hobbs was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation revealed Nebraska Raheem Best, 23, of 707 Decoy Drive, Pikeville, as a suspect. Best was charged and arrested on yesterday, March 6th, with one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and one count of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Best is in the custody of the Wayne County Jail under $500,000.00 secured bond.

Best was arrested December 31st of last year and charged with the murder of 42-year-old Tony Jermaine Lewis. Lewis was shot in the 700 Block of North Virginia Street. Jaquan Amand Dennis was also arrested and charged in Lewis’ murder. Both he and Best were jailed without bond for that crime.

http://www.wral.com/one-dead-in-goldsboro-shooting/13250743/

http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2014/03/07/man-jail-murder-charged-shooting-man-last-june/

http://abc11.com/archive/9374024/

http://www.wcti12.com/news/man-found-shot-to-death-in-goldsboro/23676808

http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2013/12/27/man-shot-killed-broad-daylight/

http://www.jbrhodesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Tony-Lewis-80283/#!/Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary-preview.aspx?n=tony-jermaine-lewis&pid=168886237&referrer=1878

http://www.newsargus.com/obituaries/archives/2014/01/03/tony_j_lewis/

Triple Shooting – Killed – Bryant Deon Williams (Winston-Salem, NC)

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About a half-hour before a Winston-Salem man was killed in a triple shooting Thursday night, Winston-Salem police were called to his house to investigate a report of shots fired, according to a search warrant filed in the Forsyth County clerk’s office.

Police discovered that a woman and her son had gotten into a fight there over a car and then were asked to leave, the search warrant said. Winston-Salem police received another call about 36 minutes later from that woman saying that people in a burgundy vehicle were shooting at her house and cars, according to the search warrant.

When police arrived, they found Bryant Deon Williams, 28, of 212 Craft Drive dead from a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a burgundy 2010 Ford Escape in the front yard of a house in the 500 block of Alspaugh Drive. Two passengers — Razjay Dion Banner, 29, of 212 Craft Drive, and Ronnie Lenard Williams, 24, of 436 S. Sunset Drive — were wounded and taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Banner was shot in the left arm. He was treated and released from the hospital. Ronnie Williams had been listed in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The hospital had no information on him Monday.

Police said in a news release Monday that the shooting stemmed from a previous dispute between Bryant Williams and several other people who know each other.

The shooting happened in the area of 572 Alspaugh Drive around 11 p.m.

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/dispute-over-car-led-to-triple-shooting-that-left-one/article_c478329a-1007-5291-ba94-1854a0fb71bb.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/27/triple-shooting-in-winston-salem-one-dead/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/ws-police-man-shot-killed-while-driving/23666078

http://www.greensboro.com/news/update-dead-injured-in-winston-salem-shooting/article_ffc1feb0-6eef-11e3-8cd9-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11074906/

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Winston-Salem, NC)

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About a half-hour before a Winston-Salem man was killed in a triple shooting Thursday night, Winston-Salem police were called to his house to investigate a report of shots fired, according to a search warrant filed in the Forsyth County clerk’s office.

Police discovered that a woman and her son had gotten into a fight there over a car and then were asked to leave, the search warrant said. Winston-Salem police received another call about 36 minutes later from that woman saying that people in a burgundy vehicle were shooting at her house and cars, according to the search warrant.

When police arrived, they found Bryant Deon Williams, 28, of 212 Craft Drive dead from a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a burgundy 2010 Ford Escape in the front yard of a house in the 500 block of Alspaugh Drive. Two passengers — Razjay Dion Banner, 29, of 212 Craft Drive, and Ronnie Lenard Williams, 24, of 436 S. Sunset Drive — were wounded and taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Banner was shot in the left arm. He was treated and released from the hospital. Ronnie Williams had been listed in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The hospital had no information on him Monday.

Police said in a news release Monday that the shooting stemmed from a previous dispute between Bryant Williams and several other people who know each other.

The shooting happened in the area of 572 Alspaugh Drive around 11 p.m.

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/dispute-over-car-led-to-triple-shooting-that-left-one/article_c478329a-1007-5291-ba94-1854a0fb71bb.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/27/triple-shooting-in-winston-salem-one-dead/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/ws-police-man-shot-killed-while-driving/23666078

http://www.greensboro.com/news/update-dead-injured-in-winston-salem-shooting/article_ffc1feb0-6eef-11e3-8cd9-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11074906/

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Winston-Salem, NC)

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About a half-hour before a Winston-Salem man was killed in a triple shooting Thursday night, Winston-Salem police were called to his house to investigate a report of shots fired, according to a search warrant filed in the Forsyth County clerk’s office.

Police discovered that a woman and her son had gotten into a fight there over a car and then were asked to leave, the search warrant said. Winston-Salem police received another call about 36 minutes later from that woman saying that people in a burgundy vehicle were shooting at her house and cars, according to the search warrant.

When police arrived, they found Bryant Deon Williams, 28, of 212 Craft Drive dead from a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a burgundy 2010 Ford Escape in the front yard of a house in the 500 block of Alspaugh Drive. Two passengers — Razjay Dion Banner, 29, of 212 Craft Drive, and Ronnie Lenard Williams, 24, of 436 S. Sunset Drive — were wounded and taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Banner was shot in the left arm. He was treated and released from the hospital. Ronnie Williams had been listed in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The hospital had no information on him Monday.

Police said in a news release Monday that the shooting stemmed from a previous dispute between Bryant Williams and several other people who know each other.

The shooting happened in the area of 572 Alspaugh Drive around 11 p.m.

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/dispute-over-car-led-to-triple-shooting-that-left-one/article_c478329a-1007-5291-ba94-1854a0fb71bb.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/27/triple-shooting-in-winston-salem-one-dead/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/ws-police-man-shot-killed-while-driving/23666078

http://www.greensboro.com/news/update-dead-injured-in-winston-salem-shooting/article_ffc1feb0-6eef-11e3-8cd9-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11074906/

Killed – Mitchell Allen Street (Sparta, NC)

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Two law enforcement officers placed on administrative leave with pay while the State Bureau of Investigation investigates a fatal shooting in Alleghany County on Dec. 26 were identified on Monday.

They are Sparta Police Officer Tyler Choate and Alleghany Sheriff’s Department Deputy Steve Carrier. Names of the two officers weren’t given when the Alleghany Sheriff’s Department first shared details on the incident about 1 p.m. Dec. 27.

According to an Alleghany Sheriff’s Department press release, officers identified themselves when they responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the home of Mitchell Allen Street, 51, of Arnies Lane, and ordered Street to put down the high-powered rifle he was holding.

The release said officers shot Street when he refused to put the gun down and pointed it at them.
The news release didn’t say which officer or officers shot Street, where he was shot or how many times. The incident occurred about 7 p.m.

http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/two-officers-on-leave-after-fatal-shooting-near-sparta-identified/article_242a6c12-6f25-11e3-a1e0-0019bb30f31a.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/29/sparta-man-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/foothills/man-killed-in-officerinvolved-shooting/23675254

http://deadlyforce.info/incidents/mitchell-allen-street

http://www.grandviewfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mitchell-Allen-Street/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/independencedeclaration/obituary.aspx?n=mitchell-allen-street&pid=168958731

Killed – Dylan Joseph Short (Caldwell County, NC)

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LENOIR, N.C. – A woman was charged Thursday in the killing of a Hudson man, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities responded to 1122 Tara Place at about 4:15 p.m. to a call of a possible shooting. Officers found a male victim, Dylan Joseph Short, 20, dead at the scene.

Nancy Benge Austin, 57, was charged with murder Thursday night. She is held in the Caldwell County Detention Center with no bond. Her first appearance date is Monday.

Short said his son and Austin’s daughter were in a relationship. The two had a baby together last year.

“This is my son, Dylan Joseph Short, and his dates and I will

“They were in a relationship; they were dating. They were at my house the day before and before that — Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — they were both at my house. They were in a relationship,” Short said.

http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/woman-charged-with-murder-in-caldwell-shooting-death/article_402ab3f4-6f2f-11e3-919b-001a4bcf6878.html

http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/family-former-school-bus-driver-acted-self-defense/ncq9x/

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24310377/person-found-fatally-shot-inside-caldwell-co-home

http://www.wistv.com/story/24310377/person-found-fatally-shot-inside-caldwell-co-home

http://www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1202491

Killed – Michael Andre Smith (Sanford, NC)

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SANFORD, N.C. — A Sanford man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 46-year-old man, police said Thursday.

Sanford police said they went to 405 Dudley Ave. on Tuesday for a report of a gunshot victim and found Michael Andre Smith with injuries. He was taken to UNC Hospitals, where he died on Christmas.

Police on Wednesday found Phillip Howard Fortune, 20, of the 600 block of McIver Street, at his residence and arrested him without incident. He was held without bond in the Lee County jail.

Officers were called to a home on the 400 block of Dudley Avenue at 10:42 Tuesday, the release said.

http://www.wral.com/sanford-man-charged-in-shooting-death/13247349/

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/article_2212bdbe-1b6e-5e34-ad60-32cabc79a21d.html

http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/sanford-man-charged-in-christmas-eve-shooting/article_47b461ca-fe52-5ae1-b6fd-1b198e0cb1b4.html

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/sanford-man-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-fatal-shooting/article_2212bdbe-1b6e-5e34-ad60-32cabc79a21d.html

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24310036/man-charged-with-murder-in-sanford

http://www.kctv5.com/story/24310036/man-charged-with-murder-in-sanford

http://abc11.com/archive/9372687/

http://www.knottsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2361122&fh_id=13227

Double Shooting – Killed – Valentino Alston (Winston-Salem, NC)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a double shooting on Christmas Eve in Winston-Salem.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the 2300 block of North Glenn Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found two men shot near a shed behind a home.

Valentino Andretti Alston, 23, of 4345 Ogburn Ave., Winston-Salem, was found dead on the scene.

The second victim, Deshawn Marquis Anderson, 21, of 2301 Thurmond St., Winston-Salem, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/24/police-respond-to-reported-shooting-in-winston-salem/

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/one-killed-two-injured-in-christmas-eve-incidents/article_d4b9e43e-5b36-5d5b-aed7-5eaf51bef157.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/alston-valentino/article_4d6d7fb9-3ca1-5e53-bf59-cf08466cb7a4.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/alston-valentino/article_850ef32e-4932-58c8-b198-da99a4cc2e91.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Winston-Salem, NC)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a double shooting on Christmas Eve in Winston-Salem.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the 2300 block of North Glenn Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found two men shot near a shed behind a home.

Valentino Andretti Alston, 23, of 4345 Ogburn Ave., Winston-Salem, was found dead on the scene.

The second victim, Deshawn Marquis Anderson, 21, of 2301 Thurmond St., Winston-Salem, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/24/police-respond-to-reported-shooting-in-winston-salem/

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/one-killed-two-injured-in-christmas-eve-incidents/article_d4b9e43e-5b36-5d5b-aed7-5eaf51bef157.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/alston-valentino/article_4d6d7fb9-3ca1-5e53-bf59-cf08466cb7a4.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/alston-valentino/article_850ef32e-4932-58c8-b198-da99a4cc2e91.html

Killed – Randall Thomas Lewis (Lenoir County, NC)

Randall Thomas Lewis

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office says the accidental discharge of a gun has left one man dead and another charged.

Deputies were dispatched to 855 Smith Grady Road, Seven Springs at 1:10 p.m. Monday in reference to a shooting incident.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a male victim dead from a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Randall Thomas Lewis. Deputies say he died of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Sheriffs’ detectives say the investigation and determined that Lewis and 19-year-old Michael Bradley Rouse were engaged in horseplay while Rouse held a semi-automatic handgun. Rouse reportedly pointed the handgun at the victim believing the gun had the safety engaged. The gun was then fired and a bullet struck Lewis.

Rouse was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the use or sale of controlled substances and possession of a firearm by felon. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

http://www.witn.com/news/headlines/Sheriffs-Office-Investigating-Fatal-Shooting-In-Lenoir-County-237083651.html

http://wfla.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24292605/lenoir-county-deputies-investigate-shooting

http://www.wcti12.com/news/deputies-man-found-shot-to-death-in-lenoir-county-home/23627184

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Sheriffs-Office-Investigating-Fatal-Shooting-In-Lenoir-County-237083651.html

http://www.kinston.com/article/20131223/News/312239997

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kinston/obituary.aspx?pid=168767628

Killed – Darrell Rashard Irving (Rockingham, NC)

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RUFFIN – The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Monday morning shooting at Leisureland Mobile Home Park that left a Reidsville man dead.

According to the sheriff’s department, Darrell Rashard Irving, 21, of 406 Roanoke Street, was found lying outside a residence at 122 Wendy Lane. It happened around 2 a.m.

Irving was transported to Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville where he died.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/article_4d9d06a4-6c0a-11e3-b500-0019bb30f31a.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/23/man-shot-killed-in-rockingham-co/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/sheriff-man-shot-killed-in-rockingham-county/23619962

http://www.rceno.com/RCENO/darrell-rashard-irving/

Killed – James Lewis Brown (Greenville, NC)

James Lewis Brown

The State Bureau of Investigation has cleared three officers involved in a deadly shooting last month in Greenville.

Killed was 24-year-old James Brown on December 22nd.

Advanced Patrol Officer A.C. Pool, Advanced Patrol Officer S.N. Cates, and Advanced Patrol Officer A.K. Leggett, were originally placed on administrative leave after the shooting.

In a news release, Greenville police say the three have been cleared to return to duty. “While these officers have been cleared to return to full duty, we will not return them to street duties until they have received the proper counseling and care required after a traumatic incident of this magnitude,” said Chief Hassan Aden.

Police were originally called around 6:30 p.m. that night for the report of a suicidal man at the Vineyard Townhome complex, according to investigators.

Officers said they found Brown along a small bridge on Forlines Road near Reedy Branch Road, where they engaged him.

Investigators said Brown turned his gun on police. That is when Greenville police fired at the man, hitting him.

Brown later died at Vidant Medial Center.

A man killed in December by Greenville police wrestled with an officer who later Tased him was then shot multiple times in the back when he reached around and pointed a gun toward officers behind him, according to an autopsy and officials.

James Lewis Brown Jr. of Greenville had cocaine, metabolites and other substances in his system when he was shot on Dec. 22 by three officers during the altercation, according to reports received this week from the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Raleigh.

Police responded about 6:30 p.m. to a report of a suicidal, armed man at Vineyard Townhomes off Forlines Road and had information he consumed controlled substances and attempted to use a gun but it jammed, District Attorney Kimberly Robb said Friday.

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/SBI-Investigating-Greenville-Officers-Involved-Shooting-236961671.html

http://www.reflector.com/crimerescue/autopsy-man-shot-10-times-2467757

http://www.wcti12.com/news/police-officers-shot-man-who-pointed-gun-at-them/23617848

http://www.reflector.com/crimerescue/man-shot-officers-2250803

http://www.kpho.com/story/24295944/man-dies-after-being-shot-by-greenville-police

http://www.smithfcs.com/obituaries/James-Brown-7/

Killed – Richard Marquis Bonds (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC)

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16-year-old David Michael Simpson appeared in district court Christmas Eve on a murder charge for killing a man in uptown.

It was Simpson’s first court appearance in the case. He was assigned an attorney and another court date.

Police say the shooting happened at the 400 block of East Trade Street around Saturday night near Time Warner Cable Arena and the transit center.

Richard Marquis Bonds, 30, was pronounced dead on scene according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

At about 10 minutes to 11 Saturday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a parking lot in the 400 block of East Trade Street to find a deceased male with a gunshot wound.

Bonds was shot and killed in an uptown parking lot in the 400 block of E. Trade Street, near Time Warner Cable Arena, sometime around 10:49 p.m. Saturday. CMPD detectives said that, moments earlier, the victim had been involved in a fistfight.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24282118/one-killed-in-uptown-shootingclienttypegenericmobilecgbypass

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11073766/

http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/16yearold_charged_in_center_city_killing12371798.cfm

Killed – Joan Elizabeth Harris (Asheboro, NC)

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ASHEBORO — An Asheboro woman was shot and killed at her home late Saturday night.

Lt. R. Thompson with the Asheboro Police Department said that a 911 call was received at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday. When they responded to the home, located at 156 E. Academy St., Apt. 216, they found 63-year-old Joan Elizabeth Harris shot. Harris was deceased when responders arrived, Thompson said. Further details on the victim’s death have not been released.

http://courier-tribune.com/news/asheboro-woman-shot-death

http://www.greensboro.com/news/crime/article_e1fb950a-6b46-11e3-b0d2-0019bb30f31a.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/22/asheboro-police-investigate-womans-shooting-death/

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/26/asheboro-family-seeking-answers-after-mothers-death-sunday/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/asheboro-police-investigate-fatal-shooting-of-woman/23612838

http://www.greensboro.com/obituaries/harris-joan/article_648980dd-5ab0-5a7c-9e1f-f383324d849e.html

http://courier-tribune.com/obituaries/joan-e-harris-0

Killed – Timothy Costella Covington (Charlotte, NC)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have a man in custody for the death of a 52-year-old man shot and killed in Charlotte on Saturday morning.

Police said Gregory Jones willingly came to the police department and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police said the suspect and victim knew each other. People who knew them said they were friends.

“As I was coming across the bridge, I heard the shot,” witness Jarrette Hayes said. “Ten minutes later — cops, ambulance.”

Police were called to a bar on Lucky Penny Street around 2:45 a.m. They found the victim Timothy Covington in the parking lot. He had been shot and died before Medic could get him to a hospital.

“The camaraderie that they have, it’s hard to believe this happened,” friend David Williams said.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/man-shot-and-killed-northwest-charlotte/ncRRY/

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24278624/one-person-killed-in-shooting-near

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24278624/one-person-killed-in-shooting-near

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11074286/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary-preview.aspx?n=timothy-covington&pid=168760056&referrer=218

Killed – Brandon Lynn Sampson (Lumberton, NC)

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – A Lumberton dad has been shot to death and Robeson County sheriff’s deputies have taken two teens into custody.

Deputies say 28-year-old Brandon Lynn “BP” Sampson was shot in the back of the neck and died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center late last week.

Deputies say Sampson and his former girlfriend had been arguing about their child.

Investigators say as the argument ended, a pickup truck with several people inside drove into the yard toward Sampson’s vehicle and a shot was fired.

A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and firing a gun into occupied property.

Nineteen-year-old T.J. Kenneth Hammonds of Lumberton has been charged as an accessory after a felony. It was not clear if he has a lawyer . Deputies did not explain Hammonds’ involvement.

Brandon Lynn Sampson, of 1665 Saddletree Road, was shot in the back of his neck Friday as he was leaving his ex-girlfriend’s home after the two argued over their child. a Sheriff’s Office news release said. He died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, the release said.

Sampson had gone to the home of Taylor Oxendine, who lives on the 600 block of Huggins Road in Lumberton, about 7:40 p.m., the release said.

Sampson and Oxendine were in the front yard arguing over who was going to keep the child, the release said.

Sampson fought with another man at the home and went to get into his truck once the fighting stopped, the release said.

About that time, a pickup with several occupants drove into the yard toward Sampson’s vehicle, the release said.

As Sampson was getting inside, a shot was fired from one of the truck’s occupants, later identified as 17-year-old Thaddius Leon Scott Jr., the release said.

Sampson, who was wounded, managed to drive onto the road, but his vehicle ran off the road and into the woods.

Scott, who lives on the 700 block of Huggins Road in Lumberton, is charged with first-degree murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property.

http://wbtw.com/2013/12/24/lumberton-dad-killed-in-shooting-2-teens-in-custody/

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/lumberton-man-fatally-shot-friday–year-old-charged-with/article_7906694e-ba19-5034-b6b7-e21b2784de7a.html

http://www.wave3.com/story/24297663/man-shot-to-death-in-lumberton

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24297663/man-shot-to-death-in-lumberton?config=H264

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/brandon-l-sampson/article_91a4b681-9b89-5279-9d84-6c424f1b9ff8.html

Double Shooting – Killed – David Lee Goodman (Carrboro, NC)

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CARRBORO – Carrboro police are searching for a man wanted for questioning about a shooting that happened early Friday, leaving one person dead and another injured.

Officers responded to a call about a robbery and shooting around 2:00 a.m. at 105 Wesley St.

Captain Chris Atack said that when Carrboro Police arrived at the home, two people had sustained gunshot wounds.

David Lee Goodman, 27, of Durham, died on-scene, and the other person was transported to UNC Hospitals with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released that person’s identity.

The brother of the injured man called police, saying that two intruders broke into the home, attempting to rob them, and that one of them shot his brother in the head, according to the 911 call. Atack confirmed the caller was the homeowner.

A Durham man shot and killed Dec. 20 at 105 Wesley St. in Carrboro was one of two attempting to rob the home at gunpoint.

Capt. Chris Atack of the Carrboro Police Department said investigators are still trying to determine why David Lee Goodman, 27, and an accomplice stormed the small house – the site of much reported criminal activity in recent years – with guns drawn.

Carrboro Police said they responded to a call at 1:52 a.m. about a possible armed robbery at 105 Wesley Street. Wesley Street is about nine blocks west of the Carolina Inn and the UNC campus.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/one-killed-one-injured-carrboro-shooting-friday/

http://www.wral.com/police-searching-for-man-in-fatal-carrboro-shooting/13235231/

http://www.chapelhillmagazine.com/blogs/chapel-hill-magazine-blog/police-man-killed-attempting-to-rob-carrboro-house/

http://abc11.com/archive/9367145/

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/fatal-shots-rattle-normally-quiet-carrboro/article_8457304d-ec23-5372-a1db-df1efb6fd742.html

http://www.wave3.com/story/24270759/1-dead-1-wounded-at-apparent-break-in-in-carrboro

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24270759/1-dead-1-wounded-at-apparent-break-in-in-carrboro

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Carrboro, NC)

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CARRBORO – Carrboro police are searching for a man wanted for questioning about a shooting that happened early Friday, leaving one person dead and another injured.

Officers responded to a call about a robbery and shooting around 2:00 a.m. at 105 Wesley St.

Captain Chris Atack said that when Carrboro Police arrived at the home, two people had sustained gunshot wounds.

David Lee Goodman, 27, of Durham, died on-scene, and the other person was transported to UNC Hospitals with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released that person’s identity.

The brother of the injured man called police, saying that two intruders broke into the home, attempting to rob them, and that one of them shot his brother in the head, according to the 911 call. Atack confirmed the caller was the homeowner.

A Durham man shot and killed Dec. 20 at 105 Wesley St. in Carrboro was one of two attempting to rob the home at gunpoint.

Capt. Chris Atack of the Carrboro Police Department said investigators are still trying to determine why David Lee Goodman, 27, and an accomplice stormed the small house – the site of much reported criminal activity in recent years – with guns drawn.

Carrboro Police said they responded to a call at 1:52 a.m. about a possible armed robbery at 105 Wesley Street. Wesley Street is about nine blocks west of the Carolina Inn and the UNC campus.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/one-killed-one-injured-carrboro-shooting-friday/

http://www.wral.com/police-searching-for-man-in-fatal-carrboro-shooting/13235231/

http://www.chapelhillmagazine.com/blogs/chapel-hill-magazine-blog/police-man-killed-attempting-to-rob-carrboro-house/

http://abc11.com/archive/9367145/

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/fatal-shots-rattle-normally-quiet-carrboro/article_8457304d-ec23-5372-a1db-df1efb6fd742.html

http://www.wave3.com/story/24270759/1-dead-1-wounded-at-apparent-break-in-in-carrboro

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24270759/1-dead-1-wounded-at-apparent-break-in-in-carrboro

Killed – Roger Dell Tant (Henderson, NC)

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A third charge of first-degree murder awaits Joey Lamont Kearney, the 16-year-old involved in two New Year’s Eve incidents that left three people dead.

Sam Currin, the district attorney, said he expects Kearney to be charged in connection to the shooting death of 63-year-old Roger Dell Tant in Vance County earlier in December. Kearny, known as “Lil-Dirty,” is already charged with first-degree murder in the double homicide on Dec. 31 of Akesia Michelle Toney, 37, and her 16-year-old daughter Brianna Jones.

Tant was found on Dec. 22 in his 3985 Weldon’s Mill Road, Lot 14, mobile home. He was believed to have been shot to death the Thursday prior, on Dec. 19.

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/third-murder-charge-coming-for-teenager/article_d81904b5-212d-5353-849d-6f6fbcbb306d.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/homicide-probe-yet-to-identify-a-suspect/article_8602ebf5-84e0-5327-b3dc-464963809def.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/many-murders-on-vance-docket/article_bcceee92-f8c3-58eb-9f22-500eab345663.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/kearney-case-moving-forward/article_18dbd9ff-59f0-51b2-9e71-e563cd1fac74.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/teen-served-arrest-warrant-faces-three-murder-charges/article_cbf257f3-1c3a-58dd-86d3-c7a5858b49a7.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/autopsy-rules-death-a-homicide/article_97ce33a5-4e6b-565c-8d2a-1395f3951cf5.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/three-dead-including-suspect/article_d30031f9-5643-5179-9106-9b4189da609d.html

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/deputies-begin-homicide-probe/article_b867382e-ee21-56c3-8b94-df559d9086ac.html

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/double-murdersuicide-dead-ricky-junior-toney-louisburg-nc/

Killed – Richard Calvin Gordon Jr. (Greensboro, NC)

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GREENSBORO — The man found dead Thursday in the breezeway of a Greensboro apartment died of gunshot wounds, police said.

Richard Calvin Gordon Jr., 55, of 3100 N. Elm St., Apt. 16-B, was found dead outside his apartment early Thursday afternoon.

Police said the preliminary medical examiner’s report indicated he died of gunshot wounds.

Richard Calvin Gordon Jr. was found dead in the breezeway outside his first-floor apartment at Paces Village Apartments at 3100 North Elm St. about 2:50 p.m.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/article_0b675b02-68fb-11e3-8a10-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/police-investigate-body-found-in-breezeway/23571654

http://www.greensboro.com/news/update-man-found-in-breezeway-died-of-gunshot-wounds/article_0b675b02-68fb-11e3-8a10-001a4bcf6878.html

http://archive.digtriad.com/news/article/309979/57/Greensboro-Police-Investigating-Homicide-

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/19/police-investigating-homicide-at-greensboro-apartment-complex/

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/gordon-richard-calvin-jr/article_1c453080-8969-5e2c-8191-23f03d5707c8.html

Killed – Male Teen – Jose Ibarra (Charlotte, NC)

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Police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a teenager in south Charlotte.

Police said someone shot into a vehicle Wednesday night in a parking lot on Sharon Lakes Road.

Jose Ibarra, 17, and his brother, Steve, were inside.

Jose was hit. His brother drove him to the hospital, where he died.

Steve Ibarra was arrested hours later.

His charges include having a weapon of mass destruction, police said.

Police charged Miguel Zelaya with the man’s murder.

Several officers responded to the scene near South Boulevard and Sharon Lakes Drive just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-investigate-shooting-death-south-charlotte/ncPTq/

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/girlfriend-man-shot-killed-i-just-want-him-be-back/ncRpF/

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/officers-swarm-apartment-man-killed-wednesday-nigh/ncQQ3/

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/04/11072632/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24259569/teen-killed-in-south-charlotte-shooting-suspect-at-large

Killed – William Michael Morrow Jr. (Burnsville, NC)

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm Yancey County Emergency Operation Center, E911 received a 911 call from Cove Mountain Road stating that William Morrow had shot himself in the head, but was still breathing. Yancey County EMS and Yancey County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched.

Sheriff Gary Banks and Corporal Jonathan Casteel arrived on the scene of 46 Cove Mountain Road and found William Morrow lying in the bedroom floor. William Morrow had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. William Morrow was still breathing. Yancey County EMS arrived and Mr. Morrow was transported to Mission Hospital via MAMA air lift. Mr. Morrow passed away in the mid morning hours of December 19, 2013.

Sheriff Gary Banks determined from what he observed at the residence that this incident did not appear to be a self inflicted wound. A vehicle was parked in the driveway which appeared to have recently been involved in a collision. Yancey County Sheriff’s Office investigators were contacted along with the NC SBI. Sheriff Banks observed William Morrow’s first ex-wife at the scene and identified her as the reporting person. Sheriff Gary Banks asked her to accompany an officer to the sheriff’s office where she and the investigators would be able to speak. Once at the Sheriff’s Office, she freely gave a statement that she had shot him. She did not give a reason, but did state that it was not in self defense.

The victim, William Michael Morrow Jr. was a distinguished United States Marine, who had retired within the past few years. William Morrow and Robyn Morrow had two children, both of which are in the military service. William Morrow was 44 years old.

Robyn Ann Wilson Morrow, age 41 was originally charged in the early morning hours of December 19, 2013 with assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill. This charge was upgraded to a murder charge after the victim, William Morrow passed away later that morning. Robyn Morrow is being held in the Yancey County Jail under a no bond release order.

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5116207/

http://www.wyff4.com/news/north-carolina-news/ysco-exwife-charged-with-murdering-former-husband/23568280

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20131220/NEWS01/131220012/Yancey-woman-charged-murder-ex-husband?nclick_check=1

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121927475

Killed – Zachary Mahone Fett (Winston-Salem, NC)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is dead after police say he was shot during a confrontation with another man Wednesday night in Winston-Salem.

Officers responded to 975 Ziglar Road where they found Zachary Mahone Fett, 26, lying inside a vehicle and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Fett, of 2518 W. Clemmons Road, Winston-Salem, was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.

Matthew Jay Bliven, 27, of 212 Pulliam Road, King, was also on the scene. Through an investigation, it was discovered that Bliven and Fett were having an argument when a gun went off and Fett was shot.

Officers were called to a shooting at 975 Ziglar Road at about 6:10 p.m. and found Zachary Mahone Fett, 26, inside his car and unresponsive, Winston-Salem police reported. EMS pronounced Fett dead.

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/19/winston-salem-man-shot-killed-during-argument/

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/city-man-shot-to-death-during-confrontation-on-ziglar-road/article_c74198c4-6900-11e3-b146-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/investigation-into-winston-salem-s-th-homicide-continues/article_9ca71e7c-69cd-11e3-b1a0-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.greensboro.com/news/article_97d6e442-68a9-11e3-b7ea-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/fett-zachary-mahone/article_8231e59e-6d58-5951-81af-0c1f005785bd.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/fett-zachary-mahone/image_132c01ae-555c-51f5-bc1b-2791e6e16611.html

http://www.salemfh.com/obituaries/2230/

Killed – Desmond Ramario Williams (Durham, NC)

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Durham police are investigating a murder for the second day in a row.
It happened around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of East Shoreham Street.

Police say 28-year-old Desmond Ramario Williams was shot and killed. Neighbors told ABC11 that his body was lying in the middle of the road.

http://abc11.com/archive/9363823/

http://www.wral.com/drive-by-shooting-durham-s-third-homicide-in-two-days/13225574/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9363823

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/police-identify-tuesday-shooting-victim/article_5a8ecfd5-a007-578a-be3f-c9a6d31d3ec2.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/gun-violence-claims-third-victim-in-two-days/article_6410e497-a87b-5acd-b7d8-bf044737273e.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/the-gun-report-december-18-2013/

Killed – Travis Brown (Fairmont, NC)

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FAIRMONT – Negotiations between two men over the purchase of a firearm Monday turned deadly when the gun discharged during a struggle, fatally wounding a Fairmont man, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 7:35 p.m. near Stephens Avenue and the 400 block of North Main Street, said Chief Danny Parker of the Fairmont Department of Public Safety.

Travis Brown, 33, of 21 Sweetheart Drive, was shot in the abdomen and died while undergoing surgery at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Parker said.

Reginald Barney, 25, of Newport News, Va., was arrested Wednesday night and charged with second-degree murder, Parker said.

Brown, accompanied by his wife and two children, had arranged to meet Barney on Stephens Avenue to buy a shotgun, Parker said.

Brown and Barney did not know each other, Parker said.

During the transaction, the men began fighting, Parker said, and the gun discharged, striking Brown in the abdomen.

Investigators were able to speak with Brown before he died, Parker said.

FAIRMONT, NC, 12/16/13: Negotiations between two men over the purchase of a firearm Monday turned deadly when the gun discharged during a struggle, fatally wounding a Fairmont man, authorities said. The shooting happened about 7:35 p.m. near Stephens Avenue and the 400 block of North Main Street, said Chief Danny Parker of the Fairmont Department of Public Safety. Travis Brown, 33, of 21 Sweetheart Drive, was shot in the abdomen and died while undergoing surgery at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Parker said. Reginald Barney, 25, of Newport News, Va., was arrested Wednesday night and charged with second-degree murder, Parker said. Brown and Barney did not know each other, Parker said. During the transaction, the men began fighting, Parker said, and the gun discharged, striking Brown in the abdomen.

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/article_27004da0-9910-58cd-80a8-888b39ec3cc5.html

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/article_27004da0-9910-58cd-80a8-888b39ec3cc5.html

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/fairmont-man-shot-fatally-wounded-in-struggle-over-firearm/article_27004da0-9910-58cd-80a8-888b39ec3cc5.html

https://robesonian.com/archive/5781/news-news-3172505-fairmont-man-shot-to-death

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/25/1262912/-Accidentally-shot-by-an-otherwise-responsible-gun-owner-GunFAIL-XLIX

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/robesonian/obituary.aspx?n=travis-brown&pid=168653072&

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/travis-brown/article_0b0cb607-f687-5a16-9640-38332d9727e1.html

http://www.hmcolvin.com/obituaries/Travis-Brown/

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Travis-Brown-97468782

Killed – Billy Watson Strickland (Johnston County, NC)

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BENSON, N.C. — A Four Oaks man found along a Benson highway late Monday morning might have been trying to help the man authorities have charged in his death, Johnston County’s sheriff said Tuesday.

Sheriff Steve Bizzell said Anthony Edward Messer, 31, was an acquaintance of the son of Billy Watson Strickland, 62, who was found shot and robbed on the side of Hannah Creek Road.

Messer, 31, of 2095 Stewart Road in Four Oaks, was arrested Monday afternoon and faces charges of murder and robbery in the case.

A passing driver spotted the man, who he said was covered with abrasions and barely breathing, just before noon. The witness told WRAL News that a gun was found at the scene.

http://www.wral.com/one-arrested-in-death-of-man-found-on-roadside/13225513/

http://www.wral.com/one-arrested-in-death-of-man-found-on-roadside/13222991/

http://abc11.com/archive/9363131/

http://www.roseandgraham.com/obits/obituary.php?id=417224

Double Murder – Killed – Jessica Liriano (Durham, NC)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — She escaped one nightmare on Staten Island seven years ago, when a babysitter obsessed with her young child tried to hire a hit-man to have her killed.

But Jessica Liriano found a new nightmare in Durham, N.C., and this time, she couldn’t escape — on Dec. 16, police there say, her ex-boyfriend, Michael Teon Brown, shot and killed Ms. Liriano and her current boyfriend, Jerron McGirt, 34, in her home.

This past weekend, Ms. Liriano’s friends and loved ones gathered in the San Juan Funeral Home in Brooklyn, where the 33-year-old mom was laid out, in a pink dress and a pink coffin.

Brown is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jessica Liriano, 33, and Jerron McGirt, 34. Police said Liriano and McGirt were shot outside their home in the 2200 block of Cheek Road on the morning of Dec. 16, moments after putting two of her three children on a school bus.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. —Investigators say a man wanted for killing two people this week in a North Carolina home has been shot by officers trying to arrest him in Darlington County.

Authorities say 28-year-old Michael Brown was taken to the hospital, but is expected to survive after the Wednesday morning shooting.

http://www.kpho.com/story/24244478/durham-police-investigate-3rd-murder-in-2-days

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/former_staten_islander_33_moth.html

http://www.wral.com/death-penalty-hearing-delayed-for-durham-double-homicide-suspect/13366394/

http://abc11.com/archive/9364975/

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/couple-remembered-at-vigil/article_7e96c6c4-b9e8-580d-aa85-ba944157eec0.html

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/man-wanted-in-durham-deaths-shot-by-sc-police/23549466

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/ex-boyfriend-charged-in-double-slaying/article_22edc2a5-a26d-531c-b235-4ec4918f6485.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/ex-boyfriend-charged-in-double-slaying/article_22edc2a5-a26d-531c-b235-4ec4918f6485.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/couple-remembered-at-vigil/article_7e96c6c4-b9e8-580d-aa85-ba944157eec0.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/two-dead-at-home-on-cheek-road/article_7db72b93-d2cc-5068-bc63-3b447007b089.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/18/ex-boyfriend-charged-in-durham-double-murder/

http://www.ellisdjones.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/13210/id/2356780

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/jerron-l-mcgirt/article_a6164bbe-30f9-5a4c-8dcd-e04d6fe1d9fe.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/robesonian/obituary.aspx?n=jerron-mcgirt&pid=168635238

Double Murder – Killed – Jerron McGirt (Durham, NC)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — She escaped one nightmare on Staten Island seven years ago, when a babysitter obsessed with her young child tried to hire a hit-man to have her killed.

But Jessica Liriano found a new nightmare in Durham, N.C., and this time, she couldn’t escape — on Dec. 16, police there say, her ex-boyfriend, Michael Teon Brown, shot and killed Ms. Liriano and her current boyfriend, Jerron McGirt, 34, in her home.

This past weekend, Ms. Liriano’s friends and loved ones gathered in the San Juan Funeral Home in Brooklyn, where the 33-year-old mom was laid out, in a pink dress and a pink coffin.

Brown is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jessica Liriano, 33, and Jerron McGirt, 34. Police said Liriano and McGirt were shot outside their home in the 2200 block of Cheek Road on the morning of Dec. 16, moments after putting two of her three children on a school bus.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. —Investigators say a man wanted for killing two people this week in a North Carolina home has been shot by officers trying to arrest him in Darlington County.

Authorities say 28-year-old Michael Brown was taken to the hospital, but is expected to survive after the Wednesday morning shooting.

http://www.kpho.com/story/24244478/durham-police-investigate-3rd-murder-in-2-days

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/former_staten_islander_33_moth.html

http://www.wral.com/death-penalty-hearing-delayed-for-durham-double-homicide-suspect/13366394/

http://abc11.com/archive/9364975/

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/couple-remembered-at-vigil/article_7e96c6c4-b9e8-580d-aa85-ba944157eec0.html

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/man-wanted-in-durham-deaths-shot-by-sc-police/23549466

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/ex-boyfriend-charged-in-double-slaying/article_22edc2a5-a26d-531c-b235-4ec4918f6485.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/ex-boyfriend-charged-in-double-slaying/article_22edc2a5-a26d-531c-b235-4ec4918f6485.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/couple-remembered-at-vigil/article_7e96c6c4-b9e8-580d-aa85-ba944157eec0.html

http://www.heraldsun.com/homepage/two-dead-at-home-on-cheek-road/article_7db72b93-d2cc-5068-bc63-3b447007b089.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/18/ex-boyfriend-charged-in-durham-double-murder/

http://www.ellisdjones.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/13210/id/2356780

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/jerron-l-mcgirt/article_a6164bbe-30f9-5a4c-8dcd-e04d6fe1d9fe.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/robesonian/obituary.aspx?n=jerron-mcgirt&pid=168635238

Double Shooting – Killed – James Mallette (Cameron, NC)

James Mallette

One man was killed, and another injured, in a shooting at a Cameron home around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Neither man lived at the Ripley Road home where they were shot, although both lived nearby.

James Mallette, a 43-year-old man from the 500 block of Marks Road in Cameron, had died by the time first responders arrived at Ripley Road, located in a neighborhood off of Marks Road. Rayshonne King, a 23-year-old man from James Wilbur Lane in Cameron, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital with at least one gunshot wound. His condition is unclear.

http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/one-dead-one-hurt-in-cameron-shooting/article_3bb59285-e45b-50c0-8553-8df128bf1bad.html

http://www.wral.com/one-killed-one-wounded-in-cameron-shooting/13213175/

http://abc11.com/archive/9359210/

http://www.fayobserver.com/crime/one-killed-one-injured-in-early-morning-shooting-near-cameron/article_6dbf81c9-ebe4-531f-9c55-b85f79f5e229.html

http://www.knottsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2348953&fh_id=13227

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/james-m-mallette/article_401cb075-cdec-56d1-808a-740354b467d5.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Cameron, NC)

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One man was killed, and another injured, in a shooting at a Cameron home around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Neither man lived at the Ripley Road home where they were shot, although both lived nearby.

James Mallette, a 43-year-old man from the 500 block of Marks Road in Cameron, had died by the time first responders arrived at Ripley Road, located in a neighborhood off of Marks Road. Rayshonne King, a 23-year-old man from James Wilbur Lane in Cameron, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital with at least one gunshot wound. His condition is unclear.

http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/one-dead-one-hurt-in-cameron-shooting/article_3bb59285-e45b-50c0-8553-8df128bf1bad.html

http://www.wral.com/one-killed-one-wounded-in-cameron-shooting/13213175/

http://abc11.com/archive/9359210/

http://www.fayobserver.com/crime/one-killed-one-injured-in-early-morning-shooting-near-cameron/article_6dbf81c9-ebe4-531f-9c55-b85f79f5e229.html

http://www.knottsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2348953&fh_id=13227

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/james-m-mallette/article_401cb075-cdec-56d1-808a-740354b467d5.html

Killed – Saul Botello Abrimz (Durham, NC)

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Durham County authorities and the Mexican Consulate identified a man found shot to death in a residence Wednesday.

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said 31-year-old Saul Botello Abrimz was found shot to death at his home at 212 Andrews Chapel Road.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to the residence at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday and found a Hispanic male who apparently died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Alex Lainez, 33, is charged with first degree murder in the death of Saul Botello Abrimz. Durham County Sheriff’s deputies are working to locate and arrest him.

http://www.kptv.com/story/24209870/durham-shooting-victim-identified

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24349365/durham-co-deputies-searching-for-suspect-in-dec-11-murder

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24209870/durham-shooting-victim-identified

http://abc11.com/archive/9379435/

http://www.wral.com/man-found-shot-inside-durham-home/13208630/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9358162

Triple Shooting – Killed – Andrew West (New Bern, NC)

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One man is dead and two others are injured following a triple shooting that occurred around 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue near Oaks Road.

The incident happened at a car shop. New Bern police say that when they and emergency medical responders arrived on scene, they found Marcello Bryant, 32, of Cove City, in a vehicle at the intersection of Beech Street and Alabama Avenue. Andrew West, 26, of Vanceboro, was found in a yard at Dail Street and Florida Avenue. Both men had been shot and were transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center for treatment.

West was pronounced dead at CarolinaEast, and Bryant was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville via ambulance.

A third shooting victim, Terrell Evans, 29, of New Bern, was at CarolinaEast Medical Center when officers arrived. He had driven himself to the hospital, according to police.

Meanwhile, a person on scene was transported to the New Bern Police Department for questioning and was determined to be the shooter, according to police. They say he is cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues. His name was not released.

According to West’s girlfriend, Jasmine Freeman, West sent his vehicle to the car shop to be painted. But the shop owner had his vehicle for about four months and didn’t do anything to fix it, Freeman said.

West then went with two friends- Bryant and Evans- to the car shop to get his money back, said Gooding.

http://www.newbernsj.com/20131209/one-dead-two-injured-after-monday-shooting-in-new-bern/312099897

http://www.wcti12.com/news/police-two-shot-at-car-shop/23394382

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/New-Bern-Police-Investigate-Shooting-235085221.html

http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20131210/News/312109893

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-lashaun-west&pid=168521866

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Andrew-L.-West-97417057

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (New Bern, NC)

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One man is dead and two others are injured following a triple shooting that occurred around 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue near Oaks Road.

The incident happened at a car shop. New Bern police say that when they and emergency medical responders arrived on scene, they found Marcello Bryant, 32, of Cove City, in a vehicle at the intersection of Beech Street and Alabama Avenue. Andrew West, 26, of Vanceboro, was found in a yard at Dail Street and Florida Avenue. Both men had been shot and were transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center for treatment.

West was pronounced dead at CarolinaEast, and Bryant was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville via ambulance.

A third shooting victim, Terrell Evans, 29, of New Bern, was at CarolinaEast Medical Center when officers arrived. He had driven himself to the hospital, according to police.

Meanwhile, a person on scene was transported to the New Bern Police Department for questioning and was determined to be the shooter, according to police. They say he is cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues. His name was not released.

According to West’s girlfriend, Jasmine Freeman, West sent his vehicle to the car shop to be painted. But the shop owner had his vehicle for about four months and didn’t do anything to fix it, Freeman said.

West then went with two friends- Bryant and Evans- to the car shop to get his money back, said Gooding.

http://www.newbernsj.com/20131209/one-dead-two-injured-after-monday-shooting-in-new-bern/312099897

http://www.wcti12.com/news/police-two-shot-at-car-shop/23394382

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/New-Bern-Police-Investigate-Shooting-235085221.html

http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20131210/News/312109893

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-lashaun-west&pid=168521866

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Andrew-L.-West-97417057

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (New Bern, NC)

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One man is dead and two others are injured following a triple shooting that occurred around 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue near Oaks Road.

The incident happened at a car shop. New Bern police say that when they and emergency medical responders arrived on scene, they found Marcello Bryant, 32, of Cove City, in a vehicle at the intersection of Beech Street and Alabama Avenue. Andrew West, 26, of Vanceboro, was found in a yard at Dail Street and Florida Avenue. Both men had been shot and were transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center for treatment.

West was pronounced dead at CarolinaEast, and Bryant was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville via ambulance.

A third shooting victim, Terrell Evans, 29, of New Bern, was at CarolinaEast Medical Center when officers arrived. He had driven himself to the hospital, according to police.

Meanwhile, a person on scene was transported to the New Bern Police Department for questioning and was determined to be the shooter, according to police. They say he is cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues. His name was not released.

According to West’s girlfriend, Jasmine Freeman, West sent his vehicle to the car shop to be painted. But the shop owner had his vehicle for about four months and didn’t do anything to fix it, Freeman said.

West then went with two friends- Bryant and Evans- to the car shop to get his money back, said Gooding.

http://www.newbernsj.com/20131209/one-dead-two-injured-after-monday-shooting-in-new-bern/312099897

http://www.wcti12.com/news/police-two-shot-at-car-shop/23394382

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/New-Bern-Police-Investigate-Shooting-235085221.html

http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20131210/News/312109893

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-lashaun-west&pid=168521866

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Andrew-L.-West-97417057

Killed – Travis Richardson (Sanford, NC)

Travis Richardson

Shortly before midnight Sunday, officers were called to 2820 Eames Drive in reference to another shooting and found that someone had fired shots into an apartment. Travis Richardson, 30, of Sanford, was struck by the gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.wral.com/two-killed-in-separate-sanford-shootings/13198874/

http://www.wral.com/police-person-found-dead-inside-sanford-home/13204952/

http://www.wral.com/two-killed-in-separate-sanford-shootings/13198874/

http://abc11.com/archive/9358556/

http://www.sanfordherald.com/home/two-men-fatally-shot-police-say-incidents-appear-unrelated/article_f585f4ac-fd42-56c9-8637-e7a5cad64507.html

http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/sanford-police-investigate-third-gun-death-in-four-days/article_fdf98226-9810-571d-af5d-5646cb12b1f0.html

http://www.sanfordherald.com/breaking_news/two-men-killed-in-seperate-shootings/article_585009ab-da09-5f79-8048-2c6b43d1dcf0.html

http://www.knottsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2345860&fh_id=13227

Killed – Stacey Morrison (Sanford, NC)

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The Sanford Police Department said Monday that a 17 year old is behind a fatal shooting earlier this month.

Detectives have charged Timothy Dequan Thompson of High Point with first-degree murder, possession of a handgun by a minor, and obstruction of justice.

Police said Thompson shot 31-year-old Stacey Morrison to death December 8 on Goldsboro Avenue.

Morrison, a truck driver, was shot at least once and taken to the Central Carolina Hospital Emergency Department, where he later died from his injuries, according to Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton. It was the second shooting in the 1300 block of Goldsboro Avenue since Oct. 20.

Stacey Lamont Morrison, 31, of Sanford, was fatally shot shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Goldsboro Avenue and Travis Richardson, 30, of Sanford, was fatally shot at 11:58 p.m. in the 2800 block of Eames Drive, according to Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton.

http://abc11.com/archive/9375750/

http://www.sanfordherald.com/home/suspect-named-in-december-murder/article_29d3a0de-2cdf-57da-a59a-24a94645931e.html

http://www.sanfordherald.com/home/two-men-fatally-shot-police-say-incidents-appear-unrelated/article_f585f4ac-fd42-56c9-8637-e7a5cad64507.html

http://www.sanfordherald.com/breaking_news/two-men-killed-in-seperate-shootings/article_585009ab-da09-5f79-8048-2c6b43d1dcf0.html

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24328079/teen-charged-with-murder-in-connection-with-sanford-death

http://www.knottsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2344669&fh_id=13227

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Stacey-Morrison-97321614

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Stacy-Morrison-97392849

http://www.fayobserver.com/obituaries/stacey-morrison/article_0c8d826a-42b6-5a5f-ae23-48426a661f37.html

Killed – Terrance Rondell Bryant (Raleigh, NC)

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A 42-year-old man was killed early Saturday in a shooting at a home on Blarney Court in southeast Raleigh, police said.

Officers responding to the home at about 5:30 a.m. found 42-year-old Terrance Rondell Bryant dead outside, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

A Raleigh family and members of a local motorcycle club gathered outside of the home where 42-year-old Terrance Rondell Bryant was found shot to death a little more than 10 months ago to pray and request the public’s help to find his murderer.

http://www.wral.com/man-42-killed-in-southeast-raleigh-shooting/13192467/

http://abc11.com/news/family-seeks-answers-nearly-a-year-after-raleigh-murder/344450/

http://www.wral.com/one-year-later-raleigh-police-still-searching-for-man-s-killer/14253761/

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article10186364.html

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article10092200.html

http://wsav.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/24160914/raleigh-pd-investigating-homicide

http://www.wave3.com/story/27568136/raleigh-police-seek-publics-help-in-solving-year-old-murder

http://raleigh.suntimes.com/ral-news/7/99/36822/one-year-later-raleigh-police-still-searching-for-mans-killer

http://abc11.com/archive/9352557/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kinston/obituary.aspx?n=terrence-r-bryant&pid=168462371

Killed – Richard Neri (Salisbury, NC)

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• Salisbury Police, December 7, 2013. Richard “Rick” Neri, 30, was shot multiple times and found at the intersection of Old Wilkesboro Road and Brenner Avenue. Police said someone in another car drove up beside Neri’s vehicle and shot him from their vehicle.

SALISBURY (AP) — Police say a man driving his car has been shot and killed by someone in a passing vehicle in Salisbury.

Investigators said witnesses saw the man waiting at a stoplight around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when a dark-colored SUV pulled around it and fired several shots.

Police said the wounded driver’s Ford Taurus then wrecked into a barrier and the victim was dead before paramedics arrived.

http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/06/28/authorities-continue-to-work-on-unsolved-murder-cases/

http://www.jdnews.com/article/20131207/News/312079942

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/salisbury-police-search-gunman-deadly-drive-shooti/ncDyt/

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/article/308431/1/Police-Man-Shot-Killed-At-Stoplight-In-NC

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24160531/man-shot-to-death-in-car-on-brenner-avenue-second-shooting-within-8-hours

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/03/11067856/

http://www.wnem.com/story/24160531/man-shot-to-death-in-car-on-brenner-avenue-second-shooting-within-8-hours

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24160531/man-shot-to-death-in-car-on-brenner-avenue-second-shooting-within-8-hours

http://www.salisburypost.com/2014/01/03/police-detectives-still-working-on-unsolved-cases/

Killed – Darren Taylor (Durham, NC)

Darren Taylor

December 11, 2013 11:02:57 AM PST

DURHAM, N.C. — Durham police say a victim in a shooting that took place this weekend has died.
The shooting happened Saturday around 1 a.m. at an apartment on the 100 block of Commerce Street in Durham.

Police say 27-year-old Darren Taylor was shot while sleeping in the apartment.

He was taken to the hospital and died on Wednesday from his injuries.

Durham police are still investigating the incident. No charges have been filed at last report.

http://abc11.com/archive/9352839/

http://www.wral.com/man-shot-while-sleeping-in-durham-apartment-dies/13203861/

http://www.ellisdjones.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/13210/id/2348357

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Darren-Leonard-Taylor-97370928

Killed – Drayshawn Dowd (Wilmington, NC)

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is dead after leaving a party overnight.

Police have identified the victim as Drayshawn Dowd, 20.

Around 12:24 a.m. officers responded to a shots fired call in the 4400 block of McClelland, according to WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley. While officers were searching the area they received another call about a body in the front yard of 4410 McClelland Drive. That’s where they found Dowd in the bushes. They say the victim had been shot several times. He died at the hospital

Witnesses told police Dowd had been at a party in the area and got into a fight before leaving. His body was found a short time later.

Posted: Apr 24, 2014 4:36 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Reginald Eugene Laughlin, 30, was arrested around 11 a.m. Thursday at his home on Princess Place Drive. Laughlin is being charged with murder in connection to 20-year-old Drayshawn Dowd.

Dowd’s body was found December 7 in the bushes off of McClelland Drive. He had been shot several times.

A Wilmington man was sentenced to three to five years in prison in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in December 2013.

Reginald Eugene Laughlin, 31, of Princess Place Drive, pleaded guilty on Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Drayshawn Dowd on Dec. 7, 2013.

http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/12/07/police-release-name-of-man-shot-and-killed-overnight/

http://www.wect.com/story/24159910/gun-fire-rings-out-in-wilmington-neighborhood-man-shot

http://www.wect.com/story/25334030/wilmington-man-charged-with-murder

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/police-man-shot-killed-while-returning-to-wilmington-party/23382460

http://portcitydaily.com/2015/04/11/wilmington-man-pleads-guilty-to-involuntary-manslaughter-in-2013-shooting-death/

http://www.wect.com/story/28765523/wilmington-man-pleads-guilty-to-involuntary-manslaughter-in-2013-shooting-death

http://portcitydaily.com/2014/04/24/wilmington-man-charged-with-murder-in-december-death-of-20-year-old-man/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/starnewsonline/obituary.aspx?pid=168473457

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Hilda Cody (Leicester, NC)

Hilda Cody

LEICESTER, N.C. —Deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of two people on New Home Road in Leicester.

Buncombe County deputies were called to the home around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigators released the names of the deceased on Saturday.

Clyde Jake Cody, Jr. 65, and Hida Tipton Cody, 64, were married and lived in the home.

Deputies said the case appears to be a murder-suicide, pending autopsy results from the medical examiner.

http://www.wyff4.com/news/north-carolina-news/2-killed-in-leicester-shooting/23365206

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24158825/deputies-2-found-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-buncome-co

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/24158825/deputies-2-found-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-buncome-co

http://www.kpho.com/story/24158825/deputies-2-found-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-buncome-co

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?pid=168458216

http://www.grocefuneralhome.com/obituary/Clyde-Jake-C.J.-Cody-Jr./Leicester-NC/1321443

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?pid=168457747

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Clyde Cody Jr. (Leicester, NC)

Clyde Cody Jr.

LEICESTER, N.C. —Deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of two people on New Home Road in Leicester.

Buncombe County deputies were called to the home around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigators released the names of the deceased on Saturday.

Clyde Jake Cody, Jr. 65, and Hida Tipton Cody, 64, were married and lived in the home.

Deputies said the case appears to be a murder-suicide, pending autopsy results from the medical examiner.

http://www.wyff4.com/news/north-carolina-news/2-killed-in-leicester-shooting/23365206

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24158825/deputies-2-found-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-buncome-co

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/24158825/deputies-2-found-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-buncome-co

http://www.kpho.com/story/24158825/deputies-2-found-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-buncome-co

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?pid=168458216

http://www.grocefuneralhome.com/obituary/Clyde-Jake-C.J.-Cody-Jr./Leicester-NC/1321443

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?pid=168457747

Killed – Donald Gist (Charlotte, NC)

Donald Gist

Donald Gist, the brother-in-law of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, was shot and killed Friday afternoon, according to a statement from Benjamin’s spokesman.

Gist was also the brother of Fifth Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea Benjamin.

The preliminary investigation indicates the shooting wasn’t a random act of violence, as the shooter and the male victim appear to have known each other, Charlotte police said.

Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, police said.

The shooting happened at about 1:15 p.m., and outbound Beatties Ford Road at LaSalle Street was temporarily closed, police said.

Anthony Givens, 40, reportedly knew Donald Everett Gist, 38, when he shot and killed him in broad daylight in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday afternoon, WBTV reports. Givens took off — leaving Gist to bleed to death outside a crowded mini-mart.

A Charlotte man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday in the fatal shooting of the brother-in-law of Columbia’s mayor.

Arthur Lee Givens, 41, was sentenced by Judge Eric Levinson in Mecklenburg Superior Court after being found guilty in a jury trial. Before the trial, prosecutors said, Givens also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the same crime.

http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/12/06/2834494_columbia-mayors-brother-in-law.html?rh=1

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/suspect-arrested-murder-columbia-s-mayor-brother-in-law-article-1.1543794

http://www.wyff4.com/news/north-carolina-news/mayors-brotherinlaw-shot-to-death-outside-charlotte-store/23377878

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article9235628.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520111/SC-mayors-brother-law-executed-career-criminal-broad-daylight-outside-mini-mart.html

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/07/03/11067846/

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/cmpd-man-wanted-shooting-deadly-beatties-ford-shoo/ncGt5/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24196220/suspect-in-shooting-death-of-benjamins-brother-in-law-has-first-court-appearance

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Killed – Constance Olivia Grantham (Randolph County, NC)

Constance Olivia Grantham

Deputies arrested a Seagrove man today in connection with his wife’s death.

Joseph Levi Grantham, 44, faces charges of murder and fraudulently burning a dwelling in the death of Constance Olivia Grantham, 67.

Randolph County deputies responded at 12:45 a.m. to a welfare check at 4462 Woodfern Road. When they arrived at the scene, they found the stove’s gas valves turned on and Constance Grantham dead in the home, according to a news release. Joseph Grantham was not at the home, deputies said.

Constance Grantham had suffered a gunshot wound, deputies said.

Deputies left the home, then were called back because the home was on fire at 8:20 a.m., according to the release. Deputies called in the SBI Arson Team and continued a search for Joseph Grantham.

Deputies located and took Grantham into custody about 9:55 a.m., according to the release.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County man has been charged with murdering his wife after a homicide investigation and house fire Friday morning.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/article_068f9fbc-5e7f-11e3-8649-001a4bcf6878.html

http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/constance-grantham-died-gunshot-wounds

http://courier-tribune.com/news/sobbing-grantham-disrupts-court-appearance

http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/grantham-indicted-first-degree-murder

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/homicide-investigation-house-fire-in-seagrove/23351528

http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/grantham-will-not-face-death-penalty-murder-his-wife

http://www.greensboro.com/news/update-seagrove-man-arrested-in-wife-s-death/article_068f9fbc-5e7f-11e3-8649-001a4bcf6878.html

http://archive.digtriad.com/news/article/308246/1/Randolph-County-Deputies-Investigating-Murder-Suspicious-Fire-At-Same-House

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/06/deputies-investigate-homicide-in-randolph-county/

http://courier-tribune.com/news/grantham-charged-murder-wifes-death

http://www.ridgefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Constance-Grantham/#!/Obituary

Double Murder – Killed – Yader Alberto Sandoval Garcia (Wingate, NC)

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Investigators in Union County arrested two Marshville men after a deadly shooting near Wingate University.

Officers said Juan Carlos Garcia, Yader Sandoval, and Eleonel Garcia, who investigators say are all cousins, were shot. Juan Garcia and Yader Sandoval were pronounced deceased Wednesday night.

According to a press release, the suspects were arrested at about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday night. They were located together in a unit at the Willow Oaks Apartments off Walkup Avenue in Monroe. Officials say the men were arrested without incident after they exited the apartment from a back door.

Daniel Steven Sheerer and Tony Antwone Knotts are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count each robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one count each of attempted murder. According to a press release, the men subsequently confessed to breaking into several homes in the Union County area.

Both men are being held without bond in the Union County Jail.

Wingate University was on lockdown during the investigation. Union County law enforcement officials gave the “all clear” at Wingate at about 8:45 p.m., nearly two and a half hours after the lockdown was put into place.

Officials were working two crime scenes, one along E. Wilson Street, near the entrance to the College Park community, and another about two blocks away on Zeb Goodman Road. East Wilson Street runs along Wingate’s campus.

Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay said it started when a Union County Sheriff’s Deputy was flagged down on E. Wilson because of a vehicle stopped in the road near Burris Street.

The deputy found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man had collapsed off the roadway near the car. He was later pronounced dead.

A short time later, a driver who had been diverted on Zeb Goodman Road reported two other men lying near the entrance to Wingate University Lake.

Officers responded to the scene, where one of the men was pronounced dead and the other, later identified as Eleonel Garcia, was airlifted to the hospital. Officials said both men had been shot.

Hospital officials from Carolinas Medical Center-Union asked for additional law enforcement officers from the area after a shooting victim was brought to the hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for Carolinas Medical Center told WBTV this was done as a precautionary measure due to the shooting happening near campus, not due to an incident at the hospital. This is common practice with these types of incidents.

That victim was moved to Carolinas Medical Center-Main for additional treatment. As of Thursday afternoon, officials said they were in fair condition.

Juan Carlos Garcia, 19, and Yader Alberto Sandoval Garcia, both from Monroe, died presumably from gunshot wounds. The surviving victim, Eleonel Castrejon Garcia, 17, is in fair condition at Carolinas Medical Center-Main. The men were cousins. No other information was released about their relationship to the men charged.

At about 5:45 p.m., a passing Union County Sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a motorist who drove by earlier and saw a car stopped in the middle of East Wilson Street, Gay said. The passer-by spotted saw a man lying on the ground next to the stopped car and assumed the person was ill.

The deputy found that the man had been shot. Emergency personnel was dispatched and began CPR when they reached the scene. The man later died.

Meanwhile, a driver diverted from Wilson Street spotted two more victims in an open area on Zeb Goodman Road, about two blocks away from the first scene. There, authorities found one man dead and the other injured but still alive.

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24138139/wingate-university-on-lockdown

http://www.enquirerjournal.com/home/two-charged-in-wingate-murders/article_2bfde4a0-680c-5753-b08d-6e42c4b9eba5.html

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/6031/20131206/marshville-men-charged-campus-shooting-incident.htm

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Male Teen (Wingate, NC)

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Investigators in Union County arrested two Marshville men after a deadly shooting near Wingate University.

Officers said Juan Carlos Garcia, Yader Sandoval, and Eleonel Garcia, who investigators say are all cousins, were shot. Juan Garcia and Yader Sandoval were pronounced deceased Wednesday night.

According to a press release, the suspects were arrested at about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday night. They were located together in a unit at the Willow Oaks Apartments off Walkup Avenue in Monroe. Officials say the men were arrested without incident after they exited the apartment from a back door.

Daniel Steven Sheerer and Tony Antwone Knotts are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count each robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one count each of attempted murder. According to a press release, the men subsequently confessed to breaking into several homes in the Union County area.

Both men are being held without bond in the Union County Jail.

Wingate University was on lockdown during the investigation. Union County law enforcement officials gave the “all clear” at Wingate at about 8:45 p.m., nearly two and a half hours after the lockdown was put into place.

Officials were working two crime scenes, one along E. Wilson Street, near the entrance to the College Park community, and another about two blocks away on Zeb Goodman Road. East Wilson Street runs along Wingate’s campus.

Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay said it started when a Union County Sheriff’s Deputy was flagged down on E. Wilson because of a vehicle stopped in the road near Burris Street.

The deputy found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man had collapsed off the roadway near the car. He was later pronounced dead.

A short time later, a driver who had been diverted on Zeb Goodman Road reported two other men lying near the entrance to Wingate University Lake.

Officers responded to the scene, where one of the men was pronounced dead and the other, later identified as Eleonel Garcia, was airlifted to the hospital. Officials said both men had been shot.

Hospital officials from Carolinas Medical Center-Union asked for additional law enforcement officers from the area after a shooting victim was brought to the hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for Carolinas Medical Center told WBTV this was done as a precautionary measure due to the shooting happening near campus, not due to an incident at the hospital. This is common practice with these types of incidents.

That victim was moved to Carolinas Medical Center-Main for additional treatment. As of Thursday afternoon, officials said they were in fair condition.

Juan Carlos Garcia, 19, and Yader Alberto Sandoval Garcia, both from Monroe, died presumably from gunshot wounds. The surviving victim, Eleonel Castrejon Garcia, 17, is in fair condition at Carolinas Medical Center-Main. The men were cousins. No other information was released about their relationship to the men charged.

At about 5:45 p.m., a passing Union County Sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a motorist who drove by earlier and saw a car stopped in the middle of East Wilson Street, Gay said. The passer-by spotted saw a man lying on the ground next to the stopped car and assumed the person was ill.

The deputy found that the man had been shot. Emergency personnel was dispatched and began CPR when they reached the scene. The man later died.

Meanwhile, a driver diverted from Wilson Street spotted two more victims in an open area on Zeb Goodman Road, about two blocks away from the first scene. There, authorities found one man dead and the other injured but still alive.

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24138139/wingate-university-on-lockdown

http://www.enquirerjournal.com/home/two-charged-in-wingate-murders/article_2bfde4a0-680c-5753-b08d-6e42c4b9eba5.html

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/6031/20131206/marshville-men-charged-campus-shooting-incident.htm