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Man Critically Hurt in Shooting at Wendell Party

Posted May 27, 2007

— A Wendell man was in critical condition at WakeMed on Sunday with a gunshot wound following an argument that broke out at a house party, Wake County sheriff's deputies said.

Vincent Genneiro Wilson, 21, was hurt, deputies said.

The sheriff's office said Justin Christopher Keeton, 20, of 104 Agate Court, Knightdale, had been charged with assault with a deadly weapon (and) inflicting serious bodily injury with intent to kill.

Keeton fled the scene at 7021 Hodge Road in Wendell after the shooting, but was arrested a short time later, deputies reported.

The incident was reported at 1:07 a.m., officials said. Johnson said deputies were told that Wilson and Keeton had been arguing at the party before shots were fired.

The sheriff's office said Wilson had undergone emergency surgery.


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  • hefty-lefty May 28, 2007

    Welcome to the Steve Crisp show

  • party pooper May 28, 2007

    Glad they caught this guy and I can only imagine that alcohol was a factor.

  • party pooper May 28, 2007

    Bloodhounds use scent articles. German shepards do not. They track by smelling the ground that has been disturbed and they can't tell the difference of a good guys track or the bad guys. It's much harder that way and that results in fewer arrests from tracks. So, that's how Steve. Been to any exciting calls lately?

  • sick of thugs 3 May 28, 2007

    "On second thought, I will ask one question. How do the Raleigh police, in a show of force including the use of tracking dogs, lose a half-naked, barefoot kid in a residental neighborhood in the middle of the night?"

    Steve. There is a very easy answer to your question. The first responding officer arrived probably around 5-7 minutes after the initial 911 call came in. The officer speaks with the complainant for probably 3-5 minutes and then determines to call out a K9. The K9 officer arrives and probably does not have a scent article (a piece of clothing saturated with the suspects scent) to use to make sure the K9 stays on the right track. So the K9 handler tries it anyway. I am assuming he is in a neighborhood. This creates another problem. Foot traffic. By this time the track os probably 30-45 minutes old in a contaminated area. This are but a few of the issues K9 handlers have to deal with along w/ pressure from other officers to get the suspect. Long story short, it ain't easy!

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    Whoops. Wrong story. That last one was meant for the missing kid story. Sorry.

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    On second thought, I will ask one question. How do the Raleigh police, in a show of force including the use of tracking dogs, lose a half-naked, barefoot kid in a residental neighborhood in the middle of the night? Why don't we at least have infrared detection devices. I mean, even I have one of those. We could also use a chopper; we're big enough.

    Get a scanner and listen to just how many people get away all the time. On a slightly different, but related note, we are becoming a city known by criminals where it is rather safe to engage the police in a chase because the Raleigh police (for the most part) don't chase. Wanna ditch the cops? Drive the wrong way down a one way street. Policy forbids them to follow. And jump and runs are getting really easy especially if you know the neighborhood.

    That whole issue is a story unto itself. By the way, this is not the fault of the patrol officers; it's the brass making policy. Line officers are fairly disgusted and have been so for some time.

  • sick of thugs 3 May 28, 2007

    Steve. Noone is in deep thought this time of the morning. Re-post the same comment in the middle of the day.

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    Remember, lately our laws have been determined by the Supreme Court making judicial fiat rather than being determined by popular vote or legislative act. That is about to radically change with the alteratio of the Court.

    What I find amazing is that the core liberal members of the Court all have something sriking in common: they are all from very liberal denominations or religions. Breyer and Ginsburg are reform Jews, and Souter is Episcopalian. Stevens lists his religion as only Protestant without denomination affiliation. The conservative core are all Catholic.

    Now, before you start quaking in your shoes about religions encroachment, I suspect that they are drawn to Catholicism because they are conservative rather than their conservativism being influenced by Catholocism. For more info, see http://www.adherents.com/adh_sc.html

  • Steve Crisp May 28, 2007

    To kcfoxie:

    According to the CIA World Factbook, 78 percent of Americans claim to be Christian while 12 percent adhere to other religions. On every hot moral issue, when put to a vote or legitimate poll, Christian morals overwhelming win out. From the abortion issue to gay marriage to prayer in schools. A 2006 CBS poll found that 82 percent believed in God while only 8 percent denied his existence. 8 percent believed in a higher power. A 2006 Harris poll found that only 18 percent never attended church.

    And regardless of what you may believe, this country was founded and sustained on Christian principles. Just because you don't believe it, doesn't make it any less true.

    I suspect that you feel otherwise because your particular worldview, in opposition to religion, allows you to only associate with like-minded people. It's like the woman in New York City who was astounded that George Bush won in 2004 stating the she didn't understand how since not one person she knew voted for him.

  • killing_me_softly May 27, 2007

    I hope that the gentleman lives.