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Second Suspect Arrested In Raleigh Double Homicide

Posted November 6, 2006

— United States Marshals have arrested a second suspect wanted in connection with a double homicide in Raleigh that occurred Oct. 29.

James Whitaker, 21, of 537 Granite St. in Raleigh, was arrested Monday when authorities saw him climbing out of a back window at a residence on Spring Hill Avenue. They had received information that he was there and were in the process of surrounding the building at the time of the arrest.

Authorities said Whitaker and Jamieson Jamal Tuck, 17, gunned down Jeremiah Stirrup, 23, and Lashawn Perez, 21, near Chavis Park on Oct. 27 with an AK-47-style weapon. They had been shot multiple times, investigators said.

Tuck was arrested Oct. 30.


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