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Man accused of shooting, assaulting women at Raleigh home

Posted December 16, 2015
Updated December 17, 2015

— A man was charged Wednesday afternoon in connection to a shooting and assault that occurred at a Raleigh home.

Jaquan Deandre Avery-Kennedy, 21, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection to a shooting that occurred just before 12:30 p.m. at a home at 7040 Barlows Knoll St.

Police said that Kennedy shot Torri Ameaka Boyd, 38, in the neck. She was taken to WakeMed for treatment, but authorities have not released information about her condition.

Kennedy was also charged with assault on a female and battery of an unborn child for a domestic altercation that took place at the home prior to the shooting. Police said that charge concerns injuries sustained by Diarra Monia Patterson, 21, who is seven months pregnant with Kennedy's child.

Authorities said that Boyd arrived at the Barlows Knoll Street home to protect Patterson, who is her niece, from a domestic violence situation.

Kennedy was being held at the Wake County Detention Center without bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.


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  • Tyrone Biggum Dec 17, 2015
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    Big time whoosh

  • David McCabe Dec 17, 2015
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  • Roscoe P Coltrane Dec 16, 2015
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    Do you know something that we don't? There is nothing in this story, to intend that Mr Kennedy is affiliated with any tax agency, whether a larger firm or a self owned business.

  • Tyrone Biggum Dec 16, 2015
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    I guess I can scratch off Jaquan from the list of guys I was going to ask to do my taxes this year...