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Alleged shooter surrenders in Raleigh car crash, homicide

Posted May 26
Updated May 27

— Raleigh police made an arrest Monday in a car crash turned homicide investigation after 24 hours of intense media coverage.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that coverage "was instrumental" in encouraging the surrender of Rashand Nicholas Fitts.

Fitts, 30, is charged with the murder of Travis Donovan Rhodes.

Rhodes Ford Mustang swerved across oncoming traffic Saturday night on Raleigh's Capital Boulevard before coming to a stop on the shoulder.

Rhodes was taken to WakeMed, where doctors found the gunshot wound to his torso. Rhodes died at the hospital, and the homicide investigation began.

Police distributed surveillance images of a man and vehicle they say led them to identify Fitts as the suspect. The man in the photo is not Fitts but was with him shortly before the shooting, Sughrue said.

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  • scubagirl2 May 27, 11:11 a.m.

    Glad they have a suspect but as for Travis Donovan Rhodes because of the tear tattoo under his... View More

    — Posted by 68_dodge_polara

    my thoughts exactly. One doesn't get a tear tat because they think they are cute

  • Obamacare returns again May 27, 9:54 a.m.

    What a lovely bunch this is.

  • southerntalent May 27, 9:50 a.m.

    seems the guy who got shot was a law abiding citizen

    http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=1026986&searchLastName=Rhodes&searchFirstName=travis&searchMiddleName=d&searchGender=M&searchRace=2&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

  • 68_dodge_polara May 27, 9:13 a.m.

    Glad they have a suspect but as for Travis Donovan Rhodes because of the tear tattoo under his eye I suspect that they were all involved in some criminal mischief.