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Man shot in northeast Raleigh home invasion

Posted March 11, 2012

— Two men forced their way into a home in northeast Raleigh's Hedingham community and shot a resident early Sunday, police said.

As Destryon Perry, 29, was leaving his home at 2248 Turtle Point Drive around 1 a.m., two other men rushed at him and pushed their way inside, police said. They shot Perry in the leg and another bullet grazed his eye.

He was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in good condition Sunday evening.

No arrests have been made. Police have not disclosed a motive in the case.

Neighbor Becky Olmstead said she heard several gunshots and screams coming from Perry's home early Sunday. 

"I can look out my front window and see what's going on. It's real close to home," she said.

Neighbor heard gunshots, screams in Raleigh home invasion Neighbor heard gunshots, screams in Raleigh home invasion

One of the women at Perry's home ran outside and hid underneath Olmstead's car, she said.

"That was real scary," Olmstead said. "We (saw) makeup marks on my car."

Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said there were three women at Perry's home who were all either heading to a nightclub or returning from one.

One of the women was dating Perry, the neighbor said.


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  • xenajagr Mar 15, 2012

    My husband and I have lived in Hedingham for almost three years and we love it. We do not live in a cookie cutter home actually that was what appealed to us. Neighbors look out for neighbors, you always see people out walking their dogs, playing with their children, taking care of their gardens. Yes there is crime here but we are in the city of course there will be crime. There is crime everywhere! According to the Raleigh PD (presented at a homeowners meeting where hundreds of people were in attendance) we have one of the safest communities in the area. So please get your facts straight and stop jumping in when a story pops up once in a while regarding this community. Hedingham is a great community and we are planning to stay put!

  • superman Mar 13, 2012

    I worked in a prison for many many years and you would be amazed at the number of nice people serving a life sentence. The point is that you just never know a person.

  • snarkleberry Mar 13, 2012

    This neighborhood is for people who really want that poorly constructed, cookie cutter home, suburban neighborhood feel but can't afford to pay for the real deal. Instead of buying a home that is smaller but in a nicer location, the residents here get crime, terrible schools, and paper thin walls. It's a shame but ultimately their choice. It's such a joke that it's a "golf course community."

  • Barely Mar 13, 2012

    Looks, walks, and quacks like a duck.

  • itsmyownopinion Mar 13, 2012

    This is another murder that I thought was in Hedingham, but it appears this one was in Southall. The victim in that case, per the news article, "was known to frequent Hispanic-oriented entertainment venues such as nightclubs."


  • onemoremillionaire Mar 12, 2012

    Mr. Perry is a great guy and would give you the shirt off his back if you'd ask. I just hope that he doesn't take to heart what some ignorant, maybe even jealous people are saying.

  • sweettoothp Mar 12, 2012

    Know one knows mr.perry I dnt care if you say you have the inside information out not he is a great guy good has ways of changing people life

  • onemoremillionaire Mar 12, 2012

    "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". For those of you that are a little slow, it means that you shouldn't be taking jabs at someone when you got things in your own home that needs to be cleaned up. Know that everyone make mistakes. Don't judge someone by what you read or heard. And for someone to say "they don't care if the perp is caught or not" be careful what you say, because the same perp could run up in your house or your loved one(s)

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  • callme4avon Mar 12, 2012

    it is moving from mini city to Heddingham