Category Archives: North Carolina

Killed – Zhonton Zhavet Berry (Charlotte, NC)

Zhonton Zhavet Berry

Charlotte Police have made two arrests in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Zhonton Berry, who was found dead inside an east Charlotte apartment Thursday morning, September 19, 2013. The violent robbery and shooting have shaken the Charlotte community and raised several questions about security at the Heritage Park Apartments.

Police were called to the Heritage Park Apartments on Snow Lane just before 10am Thursday morning for what appears to have been a violent armed robbery. Upon arrival, police discovered the body of Zhonton Zhavet Berry inside an apartment. Mr. Berry suffered from a fatal gunshot wound.

Police have now arrested Jairus Tyrone Henley and Shagarean Marquis Baker on multiple charges, including murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, in connection with the shooting.

Killed – Derek Deandre Walker (Durham, NC)

Derek Deandre Walker

A 26-year-old man who was shot to death by police in downtown Durham Tuesday afternoon posted on his Facebook page before the fatal standoff that he was upset about a custody dispute over his son and that he hoped to die soon.

Investigators say Derek Deandre Walker walked into downtown Durham’s CCB Plaza on Corcoran Street shortly after 4 p.m., distraught, waving a gun and shouting.

WRAL News video from the scene showed what appeared to be Walker repeatedly saying “shoot me” while pointing his gun at officers.

Negotiations failed, and the standoff ended about an hour later with police Cpl. R. C. Swartz firing at Walker.

He died at a local hospital.

Just a day prior, Walker had taken to his Facebook page saying, “Don’t call me and don’t talk to me because I’m not responding. I hope I die very soon and a fast death because this world I live in is sorry.”

In the post, Walker, who was a mortician at Hanes Funeral Home, painted a bleak picture of a man who had lost custody of his son following a bitter custody battle.

“I can’t take [what] my son’s mother is putting me through,” Walker wrote. “She has filled [my son’s] head up with so much false stuff. He has told me I’m a bad father, I’m not a good dad.”

He continued, “I’m ready to die because I have no reason to live right now.”

Killed – Abraham Iman Jenkins (Salisbury, NC)

Abraham Iman Jenkins

SALISBURY — Police have arrested one man and are looking for a second man in the shooting death of a man that prompted a lockdown of Livingstone College and Salisbury High School.

Nineteen-year-old Abraham Iman Jenkins of Salisbury was shot and killed Monday afternoon.

Twenty-two-year-old Andre Rynell Bognuda of Salisbury was arrested and charged with murder.

Witnesses Sid they saw two men chasing Jenkins shortly before 3 p.m. and then heard several gunshots. Jenkins died at the scene.

Killed – Jonathan A. Ferrell (Charlotte, NC)

Jonathan A. Ferrell

A grand jury has indicted Officer Randall Kerrick of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the September 14 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, according to a statement from state Attorney General Roy Cooper.

The grand jury heard evidence from the state Bureau of Investigation and the police department.

“With the strength of the evidence in this case, we’re not surprised,” Charles Monnett, an attorney for Ferrell’s family, said about Monday’s indictment.

Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning — but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck.

He was unarmed.

Police now believe Ferrell was seeking assistance after crashing his car.

The crash was so severe that authorities now believe Ferrell had to climb out of the back window, affiliate WBTV reported.

He ran to the closest house for help.

The woman inside thought it was her husband.

“To her surprise, it was an individual that she did not know or recognize,” Monroe told WBTV. “She immediately closed the door, hit her panic alarm, called 911.”

The man stood outside and “continued to attempt to gain the attention of the homeowner,” a police statement said.

“The evidence revealed that Mr. Ferrell did advance on Officer Kerrick and the investigation showed that the subsequent shooting of Mr. Ferrell was excessive,” police said in another statement issued late Saturday night. “Our investigation has shown that Officer Kerrick did not have a lawful right to discharge his weapon during this encounter. ”

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say an officer shot and killed a man early today.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers received a call shortly after 2:30 a.m. about an attempted breaking-and-entering at a residence in the 7500 block of Reedy Creek Road in northeast Charlotte.

Officers who responded to the scene came across a man matching the description of the possible suspect, and surrounded him, Monroe said at a press conference at police headquarters. Monroe said the man physically charged at officers, and one of the officers fired at him. The man was struck by bullets multiple times and died at the scene, Monroe said.

A year ago Sunday, Jonathan Ferrell wrecked his car on an unfamiliar road. A toxicology report showed no signs drugs, and while he had been drinking he was not drunk. He escaped the car barefoot and without his cellphone. He sought help at a nearby house, but his late-night and urgent knocking frightened the woman inside.

He then ran up to three Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers who had responded to the woman’s 911 call. Moments later, he was dead, and for the first time in at least 30 years, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer was charged with a crime in connection with an on-duty shooting.

On Monday, she got closer to her answers. A grand jury indicted Officer Randall Kerrick, 28, who joined the city’s animal control division in 2010 as a pathway to his police job, on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. He was the first Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged in a fatal shooting in more than 30 years.

WCNC 9:05 a.m. EST February 9, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A trial date for Officer Randall Kerrick has been set.

Court officials confirm to NBC Charlotte that Kerrick will be tried on voluntary manslaughter charges on July 20. As of now, the trial will happen in Charlotte.

Killed – Tyrone Terry Allmond (Southern Pines, NC)

Tyrone Terry Allmond

September 13, 2013

Southern Pines Police Department
Criminal Homicide/Murder Investigation
Arrest Warrant – First Degree Murder

The Southern Pines Police Department announces a Criminal Homicide/Murder investigation. On Thursday, September 12, 2013 at approximately 11:00 pm the Southern Pines Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of Coats Street located in the Brookside Park Apartment complex. Upon arrival of the first responding patrol officers, a large crowd was observed along with a deceased male lying in a small grass area adjacent to a parking lot that appeared to have fallen victim to a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as Tyrone Terry Allmond, 33 years of age, whose last known address was in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Officers from the Pinehurst Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Office and Aberdeen Police Department were called to assist the Southern Pines Police Department with crowd control and other activities associated with securing the crime scene.

As a result of an investigation conducted by the Southern Pines Police Department’s Patrol and Investigation Divisions, a suspect has been identified in this homicide. The Southern Pines Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public in locating Carlouse (aka Carlos) Latour Allbrooks, black male, thirty-one years old, 5’9”, 170 lbs., medium build, medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes whose last known address was in Southern Pines, North Carolina. A warrant is on file for Carlouse (aka Carlos) Latour Allbrooks charging him with First Degree Murder.

The Southern Pines Police Department is seeking additional information from the community and would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who may have information related to this crime to contact the Southern Pines Police Department. Information can be provided by calling the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031, or the Investigation Division of the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 693-1481, or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110. All information provided will remain confidential and can be provided anonymously.

Killed – Dontae Renard Ross (Winston-Salem, NC)

Dontae Renard Ross

WINSTON-SALEM — Police are investigating the death of a Winston-Salem man.

Officers found Dontae Renard Ross, 21, of 822 Woodcote St., lying on the ground behind a house in the 2500 block of La Deara Crest Lane just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Ross had a gunshot wound to his buttocks, according to a news release. Ross could not tell police who shot him.

He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and underwent surgery. He died from his injuries.

On Friday, Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court kept reminding Michael Damon Hines of two things – that he’s alive and that his actions in 2013 led to the death of another man, Dontae Renard Ross, an aspiring rapper and musician.

Both men have sons around the same age, but while Hines’ son can still see his father, Ross’ son can’t, Hall said.

“You may not have pulled the trigger but you were part of the group mentality that led to this man’s death,” he told Hines.

Hines, 23, of Kernersville, pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection to Ross’ death on Sept. 12, 2013. Hall sentenced Hines to almost two years to three years and four months in prison.

Joseph Anthony Pichardo Jr., 23, of Glenmont Road, is charged with murder in Ross’ death. Devonte Leon Hall, 23, of Promise Lane Court, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon. The cases of both men are pending.

Ross was shot around 1 a.m. Sept. 12, 2013 as he and two of his friends were walking along La Deara Crest Lane, Assistant District Attorney Sharleen Sullivan said.

Killed – Bob David Pate (Charlotte, NC)

Bob David Pate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating a homicide on Stonehenge Lane, according to a news release.

Police received the call at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday about shots fired. After arriving, they were notified that a man was at the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Bob David Pate Jr., 25, died around 3 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, according to a release.