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Raleigh Police Search for Murder Suspect

Posted April 27, 2007
Updated April 28, 2007

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— Raleigh Police spent nearly 10 hours Friday looking for clues after a man fatally shot 34-year-old Tim Barnwell outside his second story apartment.

Witnesses reported hearing three or four gunshots just after noon Friday at the Windsor Falls Apartments on Sunbow Falls Lane. Police found Barnwell a short time later. He died at Wake Med.

The suspect is described as a black male with medium skin tone standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 to 170 pounds.

The suspect was said to be well groomed and was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a dark-colored shirt with the word “SECURITY” in white letters on its front, a dark-colored jacket that was slightly longer than waist length and dark-colored “cargo” style pants.

The suspect fled the scene in a medium-size burgundy car of unknown make.

The case is being investigated by the police department’s Major Crimes Task Force.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or CrimeStoppers at 919-226-CRIME (226-2746).


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  • poohperson2000 Apr 29, 2007

    Antother story on WRAL says he was 24 this one says 34.. Great reporting.

  • This_way_2_common_sense Apr 28, 2007

    Hey Guys....I just wanted to say that Tim was a friend of mine. I saw him everyday....He was the kinda guy that wore slacks evceryday, drove a porsche, and always but always had some type of reading material with him. It pains me so much to see people killing each other for no reason at all.... When will it stop?

  • bschmidt Apr 28, 2007

    They added all of that info after my post appeared.

  • Warren G. Apr 28, 2007

    The story clearly states that it was a "black male with medium skin tone standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 to 170 pounds."

  • Dizzy Apr 28, 2007

    (bschmidt)..read the story again..it described the suspect

  • robbins Apr 27, 2007

    Another story today stated this: Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, a woman said she was running north on Wakefield Pines Drive when she noticed a maroon or burgundy car with a loud-sounding exhaust system coming up behind her.

    Same day . . . burgundy car. ???????????

  • bschmidt Apr 27, 2007

    Is the suspect white, black, red or yellow? It might help with the identification.

  • Matthew 19_21 Apr 27, 2007

    so what? that's not relevant to the story

  • elcroom Apr 27, 2007

    This shooting took place just a couple of houses down from an Millbrook Elementary school. School was in session at the time of the shooting.