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17-year-old charged with murder in Raleigh shooting

Posted April 18, 2010

— Raleigh police responded to a shooting call Saturday night and found Traveon Antwane Hayes, 19, shot inside a vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot in the 6500 block of Suburban Drive.

Hayes, of 1215 S. Bloodworth St., had been shot multiple times and died after emergency crews took him to WakeMed, police said.

Authorities arrested Joshua Daiwan Simmons, 17, in Garner on Sunday morning and charged him with murder. Simmons, of 7115-1C Sandy Forks Road in Raleigh, was being held in the Wake County Jail.

"The investigation of the case determined that the crime was not a random act. It is believed the shooting stemmed from a dispute," Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said in a statement.

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  • sssh.. whisper Apr 20, 9:06 a.m.

    Here we go again.. another minor commits murder.. the max that he can receive is life in prison. We need to change some laws! Obviously, our prisons aren't that bad if people just keep killing to get inside.

  • commonsense99 Apr 19, 11:22 a.m.

    Calling it a dispute, now that is funny. Hayes is a known Crip gang member and Simmons is a known Blood gang member. So there is your dispute. These gang members are a cancer to the community and must be crushed. Let's not call it a gang problem but call it a gang disease. The public must know about this so everyone can stand up and crush this disease.