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Fourth Suspect In Raleigh Restaurant Shooting Arrested In Georgia

Posted October 24, 2002

— Raleigh police said a fourth suspect in last month's deadly shooting at a North Raleigh fast food restaurant has been arrested in Georgia.

Deon Partridge, 22, had been on the run since the Sept. 30 shooting at the Sonic restaurant on Atlantic Avenue.

Kamell Kersey, a restaurant employee, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt.

Partridge, who faces first-degree murder charges, was arrested Friday after an officer from the Hinesville Police Department in Georgia saw suspicious activity in a car Partridge was a passenger in, according to Raleigh police.

Officials said Partridge provided Georgia police with a false name and was not positively identified until the Georgia Bureau of Investigation compared his fingerprints to prints that had been sent by Raleigh police.

Meanwhile, three other suspects in the deadly shooting were indicted Wednesday morning.

Tiffini Martin, 21, and her sister, Sherri, 16, are charged with murder, armed robbery and attempted robbery.

Investigators said Tiffini also worked at the restaurant.

Police said Sherri's 34-year old boyfriend, James Garrett, was also charged with murder, armed robbery and attempted robbery.

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