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Man arrested in fatal Raleigh shooting

Posted May 24, 2011
Updated May 26, 2011

— Raleigh police arrested a 34-year-old man and charged him with murder in connection with a fatal shooting early Tuesday on Cross Street.

Brandon Danyell Reid is accused of shooting Darrice Jamar Covington, 24, at 1507 Cross St., shortly before 6 a.m.

Covington was transported to WakeMed Hospital, where he died. Reid was being held in the Wake County jail.

No more details about the shooting were released.

Reid was convicted in 1994 of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and served five years in prison, according to state Department of Correction records. Since then, he has been convicted of dealing drugs, credit card fraud and receiving a stolen vehicle.


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  • slantedeyes May 26, 2011

    TWC, I am a reasonable woman i can accept that,however maybe that just shows us maybe we should all be a little more open minded, step out of the box, stop judging people based on color, we all bleed red, There should be equal laws for every one, These are people lives were affected,terrible tragedy lets stick to the facts of the case, cause in my eyes a child molester is lowest scum on the face of the earth at least an adult can defend themselves, but on those stories there is no talk about race what good for the goose is good for the gander ps I am not oriental just have slanted eyes:)

  • Idrivemyown May 25, 2011

    Criminals had no issues with going to prison (some repeatedly, just look a the arrest photos each day) b/c they know they will be out soon and living the same life. It is time we stepped up and brought these lax rules to an end. You take away the rights of someone else, then your rights need to be removed. No tv, no weights, no luxuries at all. It is punishment for crying out loud!! Orange jumpsuits, grow your own food, and work on a chain gang. Then maybe people would stop being so mean, if the alternative was a harder to handle.

  • mob77882 May 25, 2011

    Talk what u know the dude that got killed he was looking to rob reed he had to do what he had to do he pull a gun on him

  • Man Man May 25, 2011

    He is finally home

  • kim king May 25, 2011

    I get so tired of people making it a black or white issued with this page...Always he black he has a record... well white people go to jail as well as hispanics and other races..If you dont know these people mind your business..all parties involved have loss someone and until a judgment is handed down he is innocent

  • 00100111 May 25, 2011


    If they're attacking me and trying to take my life, I very much do have the authority.

  • twc May 25, 2011

    slantedeyes, I think patterns make people form opinions as much as anything else.

    My first thought as far as identification when I hear about a shooting in the city is black or Hispanic. My first thought when I hear about child molesters is white. When I read your name my first thought was oriental.

    Hope your first thought of my post is not that I'm a racist.

  • slantedeyes May 25, 2011

    OMG I am so tired every time there is a black male in the news every one has something to say, but all the stories i have seen, child molesters,rapist, men killing their wives there is no talk about race why because those are not people of color pls get over your selves, reality is the prisons are actually a great way to make revenue so actually they are paying to clothe and feed themselves in most cases on pennies a day while others profit so although plenty of you are angry, there are many that are overjoyed because the more black men incarcerated is more money in there pocket reminds me of another time in history! So it makes me sick to hear that type of talk how about some remorse to the family because both lost in this case

  • morganakatweety08 May 25, 2011

    .it doesnt matter who has a criminal background..nobody deserves to die. mr covington has a family of his own to live for.

  • Mark Hayes May 25, 2011

    Do the math jbarron4950 in the last 3 weeks how many white males have been gunning people down versus black males,what other way is there to give a description not racist just facts.