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Authorities: Shooter in Louisburg triple homicide knew one victim

Posted March 27
Updated March 28

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— The Franklin County Sheriff's Office was continuing its search Monday for a man wanted in connection with a triple homicide that happened Saturday at a home in Louisburg.

Darius R. Robinson, of 124 Southwood Drive, is wanted for murder in the shooting deaths of 36-year-old Keisha Livingston, 18-year old Shamare Malik Harris and 23-year-old Diana Marie Edgerton.

According to authorities, a fourth person survived the shooting at 119 Harris Road and was able to provide police with Robinson's name.

Franklin County officials searched a home belonging to Mosheco Williams early Monday looking for Robinson and said they've had credible leads about his location since Saturday.

Williams said she doesn’t know Robinson and described the middle-of-the-night search as frightening.

“We was asked to come out with our hands up,” she said of the 3 a.m. search.

Robinson was just released from prison five months ago and has served time for assault and robbery. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said Robinson has killed once and they worry he would do it again.

“He is considered extremely, extremely dangerous and we want him behind bars where he belongs for this horrific crime,” said Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Terry Wright. “He has already allegedly killed three victims and we ask you not to approach him.”

Investigators won’t discuss the motive behind Friday’s shooting, but said Robinson, a known gang member, knew at least one of the victims.

On Sunday, Gov. Pat McCrory announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Robinson's arrest and conviction. Robinson is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

“We’ve been getting a lot of information and we’ve actively pursued each and every lead,” Wright said. “We have three homicide victims. We owe it to the families who are going through an emotional, terrible, tragic event. We owe it to the families to bring him to justice.”

The State Bureau of Investigation and FBI are also assisting in the search for Robinson. Anyone with information is asked to call the Franklin County sheriff's Office at 919-496-7867.

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  • Erika Phipps Mar 28, 2016
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    The difference isn't racial. The white suspect in the Wake Forest case is in custody. The black suspect in the Louisburg case is STILL running loose. You don't have to live in Louisburg like I do to realize which suspect's face is of greater concern and was thus more newsworthy.

  • Chris James Mar 28, 2016
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    when i go to the wral homepage, i see the wake forest story at the top of the column of articles just to the right of the headline. it is the story about 911 calls, and has a picture of an ambulance on the home page. the louisburg murder story is the 4th article down in that column.

  • Barry Smith Mar 28, 2016
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    LOL MY rascism?? Sorry, I'm a white guy, pointing out how WRAL always puts race at the top of the page...point of fact, this story is STILL on the front page, yet the one from Wake Co. on Sat is 2 pages deep in the "local news" section.

  • Beth Spears Mar 27, 2016
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    The two triple murders didn't happen the same day. One was Friday and one was Saturday. Don't turn this into something racial. A life is a life is a life. All lives matter. I hope he is caught and punished to maximum allowed by the law.

  • William Mitchell Mar 27, 2016
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    Do you have any clue as to how your post makes you appear? Certainly you don't, because you are obviously too consumed by your own hatred and racism. Oh I forgot, you can't be a racist can you....

  • Barry Smith Mar 27, 2016
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    Doh, looks like I deleted the line "isn't even on the front page, at ALL" after "same day" in my first comment!

  • Barry Smith Mar 27, 2016
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    I find it very telling that this story is the top one on the page but the triple homicide by a white man in wake county on the exact same day..And people accuse WRAL of being biased in favor of blacks..riiiiight.