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Friends, family want answers in murder of Raleigh man

Posted December 9, 2015
Updated December 10, 2015

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— Family and friends of 24-year-old Marcus Howard want answers after he was found gunned down in a Raleigh street just before Thanksgiving.

According to investigators, Howard was found Nov. 23, near the intersection of Paint Rock Lane and Pine Barren Lane. He died the next day at WakeMed.

Jasmine Dixon, Howard's fiancee, said she learned of his death from another family member.

"She said, 'He didn't make it,'" Dixon said. "It just felt like the world stopped. I could not believe it."

Jamar Marcell Carraway, 28, was charged with murder, and his brother, Jarrell Carraway, 25, was charged with accessory after the fact.

Police said they do not believe the crime is random, but Howard's family and friends do not know why he would have been targeted.

"He was just so loveable...I can't describe it," Dixon said. "He always had a smile on his face."

Dixon said Howard was planning to enlist in the U.S. Army in January.

"It is just crazy how everything just happened so fast and we never, I never, expected to lose him," she said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police.


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  • Rosco Coltrane Dec 10, 2015
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    The truth hurts don't it.

  • Roy Jones Dec 10, 2015
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    Black on Black crime doesn't count for black lives matter march, their no check book to come and get.

  • Paula Fox Dec 10, 2015
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    My son was a classmate and played football for 3 years with him at Garner High School. He said Marcus was a great guy. I just hope that the family gets answers and finds some peace. Have some compassion people. This isn't just a person in a picture on your screen. He was real and had people who cared for and loved him.

  • Jessica McClain Dec 10, 2015
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    please stop with the patronizing comments. We are doing everything possible to make sure he is gotten his justice. Please stay off these sites trolling.

  • Rosco Coltrane Dec 9, 2015
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    What??? The revs have not come to scream about how black lives matter? Why not? Does this black man not matter? He should matter. His people should be screaming for him. They should be calling for justice, yet they are not. Why is this?