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Man dies in southeast Raleigh shooting

Posted November 23, 2015
Updated November 24, 2015

— Police are looking for the shooter in the death Monday night of a man in southeast Raleigh.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Paint Rock Lane and Pine Barren Lane at about 8:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found a Marcus Trevon Howard, 24, with gunshot wounds.

Howard was taken to WakeMed and died early Tuesday.

In a 911 call, a man can be heard saying that he and Howard were walking home from McDonald's when shots were fired. Halfway through the call, the man said that Howard stopped breathing and was instructed by the 911 dispatcher to begin chest compressions.

Police said that an investigation is underway and the search for a suspect was ongoing.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.


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  • Jamie Escobedo Nov 24, 2015
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    Sending prayers to the family and friends of this young man.

  • Jessica McClain Nov 24, 2015
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    I completely agree! He was so nice. He would help in anyway possible!

  • Cary Grant Nov 24, 2015
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    No need to include this Mugshot, I knew Marcus and he was a kind upstanding young man. Just trying to find his way. I hope they find who did this, such a waste of potential. THIS NEEDS TO STOP.

  • Lisa Lisa Nov 24, 2015
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    WRAL could care less about accuracy or sensitivity. Peace and blessings to the family and loved ones of the deceased.

  • Jessica McClain Nov 24, 2015
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    Marcus was my sisters boyfriend. He was a very upstanding man and very respectful. He will be truly missed.
    WRAL... Please correct your article. Marcus was 24 and not 34. He also passed last night and not this morning. His family and my sister are having a tough time already. Let's honor him properly.
    And how can we submit a picture besides his mugshot??!

  • Kay Norton Nov 24, 2015
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    God bless his family. So sad. May his soul rise to heaven above and may our Heavenly Father give his family strength to handle the days to come. Senseless death

  • Lisa Lisa Nov 24, 2015
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    Dear WRAL,
    The correct location is Paint Rock and PINE BARREN and the victim was 24 years old.

    Thank you.....

    P.S. My daughter lives a couple of houses from where this happened and I have to say, this is a quiet neighborhood. Until I come over for the family gatherings, of course. Crime can happen ANYWHERE. Even at the quiet church in the hills in the most ruralist, I made that up I think, areas on the planet.

    Happy Tuesday Friday!!!!!!

  • El Conquistador Nov 24, 2015
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    Is southeast Raleigh not the worst part of Raleigh?