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2 Indicted for Murder in Raleigh Gang Slaying

Posted February 19, 2007

— A Wake County grand jury Monday indicted two men on murder counts in the June 3 drive-by slaying of Jamal Jeffreys on Beauty Avenue.

Michael Jones, 19, and Percy Smith, 30, had been indicted previously, but the grand jury Monday added murder, discharging a weapon toward an occupied dwelling, three counts of felony assault and conspiracy to commit murder.

Jones is accused of being one of the shooters. Smith is accused of being the driver of the lead car. Police have recovered three cars they said were used in the attack.

Altogether, 15 people have been arrested in the incident that Raleigh police have said was gang-related.

Police said Jeffreys and three other men were shot at from several moving vehicles while they were standing outside a house on Beauty Avenue. Jeffreys was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • jeneric43 Feb 20, 2007

    Thank you love. Your comments were very much appreciated, and you are right. Prayer and best wishes for all.

  • lovecarolinagutters Feb 20, 2007

    jeneric43, my heart goes out to you and your family as well as to the deceased's family. Nobody wins in this situation. And the parents have to pay for the sins of their children. As a mother of 6 (white) children I know first hand how bad decisions at a young age haunt them for the rest of their lives. People at this forum tend to be ignorant at times. People are just outraged and tired of the violence. Dont let their opinions hurt you. Ask for God's will to be done. Thats about all you can do. And love and support your son. Thats about all you can do now.

  • jeneric43 Feb 20, 2007

    I sit here and look at a picture of my blessing of a 5 year old son on my computer and it really saddens to know that people judge him as a "killer" and don't even know him.

  • jeneric43 Feb 20, 2007

    My family is a part of this "racial group" you are referring to feet7873 and we do not "like to kill each other off". Please stop sterotyping. Get to know people as individuals and you might just be surprised!

  • jeneric43 Feb 20, 2007

    So many stereotypes and typical name calling. People make choices as individuals and should be held accountable individually, not because of their race, shoe size, etc.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 20, 2007

    DO NOT SEND THEM TO JAIL! They'll just come out with a record contract and street cred. Its like going to college!

  • gvmtcheese Feb 20, 2007

    Where is the NAACP on this one? Why are they not on lawn of this victim or on the corner where this accident took place? Anyone? I guess they only care when it suits their agenda. I wonder how long they are going to beat that drum?

  • huntleyperez Feb 20, 2007

    It doesnt matter, once they plea deal, the dead people are dead and the living killers will get about 6 months each, 3 with good behavior!

  • feet7873 Feb 20, 2007

    Typical thugs. For a racial group who is supposed to be close with each other, they sure do like to kill each other off.

  • 2AMANDA2 Feb 20, 2007

    raleigh has it's issues, but the problem is nowhere near as bad as raleigh. this was a bunch of kids trying to make a name for themselves.