Police investigate robbery, wreck, stabbing in north Raleigh
Posted January 15, 2012
Updated January 16, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Police were investigating a fatal stabbing, wreck and home invasion in north Raleigh Sunday to determine whether they were all related.
Shortly before 5 a.m., an apartment was invaded at 4901 Wallingford Drive, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Shakeerah Arrington, who lives at the complex, said two men broke in, robbed her, punched her in the eye and hit her 11-year-old son.
"I heard shatter. I got up because I heard my son yelling," Arrington said.
A few minutes later, a vehicle wrecked about a quarter mile away, in the 4900 block of New Hope Road.
An altercation near the crash site erupted a short time later, in which a man was stabbed, Sughrue said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed, where he later died.
Arrington said the man had stopped to help at the scene of the wreck.
"(He was) just being a good Samaritan, went to see them and they stabbed him," she said.
Investigators were trying to determine whether the person or people involved in the robbery were also involved in the wreck or stabbing. Anyone with information about any of the three incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.
New Hope Road was closed between Capital Boulevard and Louisburg Road for several hours Sunday morning while investigators were on scene.
No other information was released.