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Acquaintance arrested in Raleigh man's shooting death

Posted February 3, 2009

— Raleigh police have charged a 16-year-old with murder in the Monday night shooting death of Joshua Jermaine Bryant, 19.

Shortly after 6:45 p.m., Raleigh police responded to a shots-fired call at 1801 Proctor St. and found Bryant. Emergency crews took him to WakeMed, where he died.

Police later arrested Marcus Devon Medlin, 16, and took him to the Wake County Jail. The two men "were acquainted with one another," police said Tuesday morning. They did not elaborate.


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  • jbirdnc Feb 3, 2009

    RPD07 & OrdinaryCitizen, sorry for my misunderstanding. I should have caught the sarcasm.

  • pulleyscleaning Feb 3, 2009

    This is Marcus Medlin's mother, I want to let the vicitim's family know that im so sorry for your lost. I wish the best for you'll

  • vjayd Feb 3, 2009

    rpd07- be careful, your masked rage is starting to show. If you are being censored, it must be ugly.

  • RPD07 Feb 3, 2009


    Let me try this a third time. The victim was black. The suspect was black. Put that together and you get black on black crime.

    WRAL, I am answering a direct question from a previous post. If you do not want to allow this post, please elaborate why. If I can not post this answer then I believe it would make sense to remove the post asking the question in the first place.

  • RPD07 Feb 3, 2009


    I tried to answer your question but I was censored. However, I am saying that people should be concerned when ANYONE commits a crime. I would also go into more detail but then I would be censored again.........

  • weneed2pray Feb 3, 2009

    This news is awful. Josh was an awesome young man. I cannot imagine what cruel person would do this to him.

    My prayers are with his family.

  • vjayd Feb 3, 2009

    rdp07, are you saying to leaders of color should only be concerned when people of color committ crimes? what a horrible state of mind you are in. definitely part of the problem in the south and not part of the solution.

  • Phrostbite Feb 3, 2009


    How exactly do you know this is a black on black crime? I didn't see anything to support that theory in the article. Nor did I see any mention of the NAACP either.

  • Sidekick Feb 3, 2009

    'Let's see, if I tilt my head and pout my lips they will see that I am just a child.'

  • Leftwing Feb 3, 2009

    RPD07 - You are spot on.