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Autopsy: Man slain in barbershop shot twice

Posted October 13, 2010

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— A man killed in a downtown Raleigh barbershop two months ago was shot twice, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

James Edward Hamer, 29, of Raleigh, was getting his hair cut at Total Styles and Cuts on Aug. 9 when a gunman entered the shop, at 203 E. Cabarrus St., shot him and fled.

An autopsy determined that Hamer was shot once each in the left temple and the neck.

Roger Onaje McKenzie, 23, of 2300 Blacklan Circle, has been charged with first-degree murder in the case. Police haven't disclosed a possible motive for the shooting.


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  • Just the facts mam Oct 13, 2010

    I am more curious of the outcome of cases such as this, which never seems to be reported. I keep reading about people being arrested for murder, but never hear the final results. I wish there was more follow-up along these lines by news stations.

  • between_the_lines Oct 13, 2010

    old news, but thanks for the update. i guess.....

    looks like a bored journalist sitting in their cubical needed a quick article to keep the boss happy

  • wildcat Oct 13, 2010

    I kinda agree with you Bj2010, more information is needed. We already knew he was shot. How many times is not important since we do know the man lost his life. Reporters you need to get on the ball and bring it.

  • BJ2010 Oct 13, 2010

    What was the point of posting this story again? Just to tell us where the victim was shot? This was not worthy of an updated article.