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3 Charged in Raleigh Shooting Death

Posted June 14, 2007

— Three Raleigh men have been arrested in connection with a weekend slaying that was initially believed to be a fatal car wreck, police said Thursday.

David Turpin, 33, of 4401 Green Road, Nefta Wilson, 27, of 2400 Lemuel Drive, and Arthur Gaines, 25, have been charged with murder in the Sunday death of 30-year-old Damarkos Eugene-Alan Thorpe.

Thorpe was found in a car following a crash on Glascock Street near the intersection of Brighton Road early Sunday morning. The car had hit a utility pole, and Thorpe died later at WakeMed.

Police said Monday that they determine Thorpe died of a gunshot wound. He was the only one in the car at the time, police said.

Turpin and Wilson have have been charged with the attempted murder of Michael Bradley. No details about those charges were available Thursday morning.


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  • Steve Crisp Jun 16, 2007

    Lastchance, I am sorry for your loss, but I have to know something and it's a tough question to ask. Was your son completely innocent and murdered in a random act of violence? Or was he involved in criminal activity and, by that involvement, actively participated in the circumstances leading to his death?

  • lastchance Jun 16, 2007

    Its a shame to read about anyone being killed at the hand of another human being, I know first hand cause my son was murdered last year and still the people are at large.. I feel that is we truly punish the ones that do the crime we would live in a much better society. We need prayer back in schools and drugs taken out of our country and I beleive we wouldnt have this much crime...

  • kodak digi cam Jun 15, 2007

    Wow!!!! Tyrone must know one of the accused. Tyrone is aslo very fortunate to have lived in a society where he has never been disrepected, emabarrassed or humiliated at some point in his life. African Americans out number any other ethnicity in U.S. prisons by a landslide. How many of these men and women are incarcerated for harming members of the same race? Lives are being shattered and/or heavily damaged left and right! But really, who cares about "us po black folk?"

  • grumpyhermit Jun 15, 2007

    Tyrone, are you saying that is justification for murder?

  • Tyrone Williams Jun 15, 2007

    I'm sure these three young men felt they had been disrespected.

  • Steve Crisp Jun 15, 2007

    Why do they keep reporting that it was originally thought that the accident resulted in the fatality? The guy was still alive when police got there and they knew he had been shot BEFORE he stopped breathing while he was still in the vehicle.

  • SOCLOSE Jun 14, 2007

    I was wondering the same thing, diana123. Who is Michael Bradley? And isn't it a shame about the pregnant woman? I pray they can find her killer, if she was indeed murdered. My prayers go out to all of their families, and friends.

  • diana123 Jun 14, 2007

    so who is michael bradley. once again more thugs like the rolesville one, and the one who killed that poor pg&e lady and the one who killed that retired teacher - bite the dust.

  • skinnycow Jun 14, 2007

    Glad they have alleged perpetrators of that crime. Hoping for justice to be served if they are in fact found guilty. Maybe this will offer the family a lil bit of solace during their grief.