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Clayton woman shot after knock on door

Posted March 4, 2012

— A Raleigh man is accused of shooting a Clayton woman after knocking on her door early Saturday.

Clayton police said that Justin Allen Priest, 27, knocked on 27-year-old Amanda Lynn Conway's apartment at 110 N. Church St. around 1 a.m. and asked to see someone who wasn't there.

He shot at Conway as she closed the door, striking her in the shoulder, police said. She was treated at WakeMed for a non-life-threatening injury.

Priest, of 5016 Cape Breton Drive in Raleigh, was arrested late Saturday in Durham on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was placed in the Durham County jail, pending transfer to Johnston County. His bond was set at $500,000.

Conway and Priest are acquaintances, police said, but Clayton detectives are continuing to investigate a motive for the shooting. More charges might be filed.


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  • Supie Mar 5, 2012

    Who opens a door at 1 a.m. ?

  • cwood3 Mar 5, 2012

    Silly-amen brother. WE already whty that won't happen-cruel and unusual punishment!! Such whiners who say such garbage!!

  • randyedge Mar 5, 2012

    Yea, I also live 2 blocks from there and the People invlved im almost positive it was Drug related, but I want there so cannot say it was drug related 100%, just know a little about people living there!

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Mar 5, 2012

    Put them back on chain gangs in 100 degree temps along with the liberals who oppose hard labor.

  • wmp8396 Mar 5, 2012

    sounds like quite a few new jails need to be built and we need to elect Judges who will fill them and laws which won't allow for parole so early---there needs to be much stronger penalties in place to at least give people an idea the punishment will be severe enough to deter a criminal.

  • prophetdavis08 Mar 5, 2012

    I live on that street, I don't open my door for people that time of night, it's to dangerous.

  • Mr. Sensible Mar 5, 2012

    We need to start working on the state of mind of the general public. The three R's are fine things but what a difference a little abnormal psychology would make.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Mar 5, 2012

    From reading the title of this article I was expecting the shooting to be a random crime in the neighborhood, but they are acquaintances.

  • wmb95013 Mar 5, 2012

    I must have missed this.... are we building more jails?