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Two charged in fatal shooting near NC State

Posted October 1, 2012

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— Raleigh police have charged two people with murder in connection with a fatal shooting early Monday near North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus.

Quamir Alteriq Rogers, 21, and Twanisha Stewart, 27, are being held in the Wake County jail.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Neeley Street, off Western Boulevard.

Raleigh police said officers responding to an emergency call about a shooting found Markeith Alexander Tennessee, 29, dead outside a home.

The incident prompted university police to send out an alert warning the campus community.

The alert, sent shortly after 1 a.m., said Raleigh police were searching for three assailants – a black female wearing red pants and two black males wearing red hoodies.

The assailants fled the scene in a white SUV, according to the alert.

Raleigh police said they do not believe there is any danger to the campus and that the shooting does not appear to be random.

Residents on Neeley Street are shocked by the shooting, and several rushed to Tennessee’s aid after hearing gunshots.

"He had blood all along his shirt, so I lifted his shirt to see where he had been shot," said neighbor Stanley Hagins, who ran back inside his house to get a towel to stop the bleeding.

"He was breathing when I went out there, but when I put the towel on (the bullet wound), he stopped breathing," Hagins continued. "I checked his pulse, and he had no pulse, and that was, you know, kind of devastating."

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Those who spoke to WRAL News said Tennessee was a polite and kind man who liked helping others and didn't have any enemies.

"He was a really good dude," Rover Qadourah said. "If you really needed it, he would look out for you. He really didn't have any problems with nobody."

One neighbor who did not want to be identified said Tennessee was a trucker who moved to Raleigh from Virginia and had been living in the neighborhood for about five months.

She said whenever she was short on money before payday, Tennessee would give her cash to buy diapers for her grandchild.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or www.raleighcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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  • piene2 Oct 2, 2012

    "As usual, vague and evasive, lacking content and empty details. Is this Obama? Bartmeister"

    http://www.societyforqualityeducation.org/media/MediaReleaseFeb15-06.html
    piene2"

    Have you begun your studies?

  • Bartmeister Oct 2, 2012

    That is why the criminals, knowing that their victims might be armed will choose the safer path. Quite simply just walk up to them or behind them and shoot their guts out. Than look for a gun to add to their collection along with the six gun toting Yahoo's valuables. piene2

    This makes no sense. junkmail5

    ==========================

    Don't waste your time trying to make sense of the dribble.

  • junkmail5 Oct 2, 2012

    That is why the criminals, knowing that their victims might be armed will choose the safer path. Quite simply just walk up to them or behind them and shoot their guts out. Than look for a gun to add to their collection along with the six gun toting Yahoo's valuables.
    piene2

    This makes no sense.

    You're suggesting criminals will simply shoot anyone they're thinking of robbing in case they might be armed.

    But anyone might armed- and they're obviously not preemptively shooting everyone.

    You seem to be suggesting that anyone interested in mugging someone is just as fine murdering them... which seems... massively wrong.

    Also a bit nonsensical... if you ascribe that much "planning" to the criminals then they'd simply decide to rob people in locations where you can not legally carry a gun... which is why "gun free zones" are such a horrible idea since criminals will ignore the restriction but law abiding people won't.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 2, 2012

    That is why the criminals, knowing that their victims might be armed will choose the safer path.

    dO YOU BELIEVE THEY STILL WISH THEY HAD THAT GUN AND KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO PRISON?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 2, 2012

    They are not so bad now, and in prison they will find it to be worse. Most of all they will have to obey all rules and regulations there. Plus they will be separated from each other.

  • piene2 Oct 2, 2012

    "Stealing a gun from a home when there is no one is there is different that trying to steal one from a man that knows how to use it........Fear then man with one gun for he know how to use it.
    twa$kinsntp"

    Well of course that is true. That is why the criminals, knowing that their victims might be armed will choose the safer path. Quite simply just walk up to them or behind them and shoot their guts out. Than look for a gun to add to their collection along with the six gun toting Yahoo's valuables.

  • piene2 Oct 2, 2012

    "Does that answer your question? piene2
    =============
    As usual, vague and evasive, lacking content and empty details. Is this Obama?
    Bartmeister"

    http://www.societyforqualityeducation.org/media/MediaReleaseFeb15-06.html

  • Obamacare has risen Oct 2, 2012

    This is the Great Society!!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 2, 2012

    put them to death

    In NC they will never get the death. But its highly possible they will get life in prison without parole.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 2, 2012

    Yes I do agree with listentomenow about guns. These people had no business having a gun in their possession. I will continue to say loaded guns in the wrong hands.

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