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Reward offered for info in Raleigh bar shooting

Posted November 5, 2007
Updated November 14, 2008

— A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in a shooting outside a Raleigh sports bar.

Police said three people – Jerry Latwan Harris, Anthony Hinton and Everett Orlandrus Mercer – were shot Oct. 27 by an unidentified man near the Top Rank Sports Bar at 1915 Poole Road.

The victims' injuries were not considered life-threatening. No arrests have been made.

Police described the shooter as a clean-shaven black male in his mid-20s with a slim build, standing between 6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie over a white shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about the shooting or suspect is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-890-3555.


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  • mindyourown Nov 5, 2007

    Nope, most of the wanna be gangsta's are too scared to go into the military, that's why they become the hoods and thugs of society that we read about today...the military would be perfect.. I mean if they want to shoot people, what better way to do it legally?!?!!

  • lizard Nov 5, 2007

    Can't start teaching responsibility at 16. It's too late then if they don't have it. Unless you mandate military service. Maybe then.

    Don't include me in ya'lls "reaching out." I'll reach out to them and educate them if they break into my house. As long as they shoot themselves around bars and strip joints, I'm safe.

  • PaulRevere Nov 5, 2007

    They should call Bill Bell in Durham to find out how to solve crimes in Raleigh. Heh.

  • parr4246 Nov 5, 2007

    Tax Man.........."How much is the reward?"

    yeah, if they tell how much the reward is then they may get someone to come forward............... money can make people do the right thing.......sometimes...........!!!!

  • Coach K is GREAT Nov 5, 2007

    The young people these days are more worried about how they look in the eyes of their peers more than they are about education.

    Until "RESPONSIBLE PARENTS" become RESPONSIBLE you will see no change with your race...

  • 2alegal Nov 5, 2007

    I agree with common.....It is time. Why not get Al and Jessie on the same boat and hopefully they/you/us can make it happen....Until the youth of today becomes responsible along with their parents, this stuff WILL NOT STOP.......It's all funny to many but not to me.

  • morebeerforme Nov 5, 2007

    youth is lost today. it is more thought upon to act cool, this means riding up and down the road selling drugs, shootn up places and going back to you homies and bragging about what you done, that is what the norm is now for younger people, including girls

  • BUCKEYEnNC Nov 5, 2007

    Well said common_sense_plz!

  • PlanetX Nov 5, 2007

    Common Sense - what a great post. Thank you for saying what needed to be said.

  • casp3r Nov 5, 2007

    I guess it is hard not to be a criminal when every time you turn on your TV or radio there is someone rapping a song about violence.