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Four arrested in Raleigh homicide

Posted January 4
Updated January 5

From left: Raheem Elijah Crossley, Luis Joel Herrera, Ussef Kamara and Troy Michael Williamson

— Raleigh police detectives arrested four men Sunday in connection with the city's first homicide of the year.

Ussef Kamara, 21, Troy Michael Williamson, 22, Luis Herrera, 21, and Raheem Crossley, 23, were each charged with murder in connection with the death of Joshua Ramone Smith.

Smith, 21, was shot at 7000 Glenwood Ave. at approximately 8:50 p.m. Saturday. He was then taken to a nearby Burger King in a private vehicle, police said. Smith was then taken to WakeMed where he later died.

Investigators described the shooting as "not a random act" but have not offered a motive for the crime.

The four men were being held without bond Sunday night in the Wake County Detention Center.

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  • E-6USMC Jan 6, 2:39 p.m.

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    It only takes one man to pull a trigger
    mittnfriends

    Well I must say, that is true but why be involved with something that "you" say you weren't part of or why would you want to associated with a person like that to allow yourself to be arrested with them. Clear your name and stay away from those so called friends.

  • mittnfriends Jan 6, 2:07 p.m.

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    It only takes one man to pull a trigger.

    Odd how the "can't trust government" crowd clamor for the same government to string up and hang people they don't know and have no idea what they were doing when the victim was shot.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 6, 11:52 a.m.

    Sad its another shooting/murder in Raleigh already in the beginning of the new year. Good part is the RPD got the suspects in a pretty fast amount of time. Lets hope the courts at least try and keep them off the streets for as long as possible.

  • Raleigh Joe Jan 6, 11:36 a.m.

    The victim was transported to Wake Med because Rex isn't a trauma center. Not everything is race or economically motivated as the post by InTheNo implies.

  • E-6USMC Jan 6, 10:45 a.m.

    It is the same people committing the majority of these senseless, violent crimes over and over.

    jesmyopinion

    You are somewhat correct, but it is not the same people. Only those same people who think that they can get away with it.
    I understand that the system wants to see if there is anything else which they can charge these suspects with but they need to move quicker. There may be only one trigger man out of the four charged, but if you were to slap them all with the same amount of time without a long period of waiting, maybe just maybe some of these same type of crimes won't happen as often.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 6, 10:39 a.m.

    Wonder how big the betting pool is on which one rolls over on the others???

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Jan 6, 10:38 a.m.

    Man, when will people ever learn? Think before you act. Stop following the crowd and think for yourself, especially before you think it's a good idea to take another's life over nothing.

  • InTheNo Jan 6, 10:17 a.m.

    "If only we had social justice, these guys could have had well paying jobs of at least $15 an hour and would not have gotten into trouble. Ugh...it's all our fault."

    Good Point and what's more is they took this guy all the way to the other side of town to WakeMed instead of to Rex down the street. Wonder why......

  • Billy the Kid Jan 6, 9:36 a.m.

    If only we had social justice, these guys could have had well paying jobs of at least $15 an hour and would not have gotten into trouble. Ugh...it's all our fault.

  • E-6USMC Jan 6, 9:36 a.m.

    Stupid is, stupid does. If you think taking a life is fun, try joining the military, strap on a M-16 or 9mm and try clearing some houses without knowing what's behind door #1. You all big and bad with your boys, now look where you're at. In my Fred Sanford voice,"YOU BIG DUMMY!!!!"

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