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Man charged in New Year's Day shooting in Raleigh

Posted January 7, 2010

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— Police on Thursday charged a man in a New Year's Day shooting outside a Raleigh hotel that wounded three people.

Michael Charles Sloan, 21, was arrested in Durham by members of the Raleigh Police Department's Fugitive Squad and was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

At about 3 a.m. on Jan. 1, police said, a group of people going into the Hilton Garden Inn, at 6412 Capital Blvd., near Interstate 540, began arguing with another group that was leaving. Someone pulled out a gun and began firing, police said.

Jeffrey Laquan Whitley, 29, was seriously wounded, but his condition was unknown Thursday. James Louis Boone, 18, and Kenneth Houston Boone, 19, were treated at WakeMed and released.


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  • p02h03 Jan 7, 2010

    ncwebguy said: "It is good to see all the conceal and carry permits out there were a deterrant to him firing his weapon."

    First of all, it's a "concealed handgun permit". Second, people have them not to stop random crime, but to hopefully protect themselves if a crime is committed against them. It's not a guarantee, but being armed just might give you a better chance of surviving...that's all.

    Good job of RPD doing trash collection.

  • ncwebguy Jan 7, 2010

    Yet another of our nation's "well armed militia" exercising his Constitutional rights.

    But the Constitution also only counts him as 3/5ths of a person, so maybe that is why the people were only injured and not killed.

    It is good to see all the conceal and carry permits out there were a deterrant to him firing his weapon. Or is this the fault of the liberal media?

  • B1H Jan 7, 2010

    Raleigh's FINEST! I'm sure he won't be in jail long. His face looks MEAN and SCARY! You can see the hate in his eyes.

  • makeitright Jan 7, 2010

    Electric chair for this fool too. Unless someone says this is self defense.. I'm sure he had a conceal carry permit for the gun too right?

  • pete100miles2 Jan 7, 2010

    It was News Years night people not everyone are drug dealers.

  • pulstar40 Jan 7, 2010

    May have been in the middle of the night, but it WAS New Year's Eve. Sounds like too much alcohol, someone said something someone else didn't like, and out comes the gun.

  • m4ncsu Jan 7, 2010

    Im sure his "momma" is proud. Nice smirk on his face. Maybe someone in prison will wipe that look off his pretty face.

  • freetospeak Jan 7, 2010

    Let me see....in the middle of the night, a gun, and a bunch of thugs...sounds like the drug dealers were having some issues.