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Man Charged in Shooting of Convenience-Store Clerk

Posted March 12, 2008

— A Raleigh man faces charges in connection with the shooting of a Wake Forest convenience store clerk two weeks ago, police said Wednesday.

Kendrecus Marquall Williams, 20, of 505 E. Davie St., Apartment C, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held in the Wake County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Police charged that Williams was the gunman who shot Samir Patel at the Quality Food Mart, at 2206 S. Main St. in Wake Forest, during a Feb. 29 robbery before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Police searched the neighborhoods near the convenience store for several hours, but turned up few leads.

Tuesday evening, two men held up a Handy Hugo's convenience store at 6922 Buffaloe Road and led Wake County deputies on a high-speed chase, authorities said.

The suspects' car crashed on New Hope Road near Capital Boulevard. One man was arrested at the scene of the wreck, and the other was apprehended inside a Capital Ford building nearby, authorities said.

One of the pair matched the description of the man who shot Patel, police said, and they gathered enough evidence to charge Williams with the crime.

Williams also was charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the Buffaloe Road robbery.

Daniel Antonio Sanders, 27, of 603 S. West St., was charged with armed robbery in the Buffaloe Road robbery. He was being held in the Wake County Jail on a $125,000 bond.


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  • IMHO Mar 13, 2008

    I have news for you, fatchanceimwrong, "the ones commiting the large percentage of violent crimes" that you speak of aren't going to listen to anybody, white, black, or purple. You are making it seem like the children come out of the womb with criminal minded intentions. I say, this is what they are taught or not taught. I say, this is not how I was raised, nor anyone in my family. I say, there were influential people in my life, both black and white who played a part in being who I am. I say, there are kids in my neighborhood who respect me and at the same time respect my neighboor who is white. So, if your response to black children is to just "lock them up in large numbers" because "white people do not understand the ways of their culture", then no wonder the world is in the state it is now.

  • fatchanceimwrong Mar 13, 2008

    IMHO - come one...what, do you think that the young black community - the ones commiting the large percentage of violent crimes - are going to listen to leaders of the white community? They have no respect for white people because they realize that white people do not understand the ways of their culture. The only ones that the young black youth will listen to is leaders that are black. What the white community is doing is locking them up in large numbers, because there is no other choice. It's a racial & social problem, like it or not. Yes, it takes a village to raise children, but only when the children will listen & respond positively to the village leaders without racial preference....and unfortunately our society has not gotten to that point.

  • Cakemaker Mar 13, 2008

    Things are getting crazy! My husband was held up and shot at 3 times last January, and the guy got 7 years and no probation. He will probably come back when he gets out. Thankfully I was not left a widow with 4 children!

  • IMHO Mar 13, 2008

    Hillbilly, why would I have to be defensive? Nobody in my family has ever stabbed, shot, robbed or killed anyone. The "Black leaders" in my life were my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and countless other people who taught me right from wrong. But there were also white people who played a part in that as well. This is why I say that it shouldn't be only the Black community to step up. Remember, it takes a village and last time I checked, most villages are not "entirely" consisting of just one race. Wake up and pay attention!!

  • enoughsenough Mar 13, 2008

    I'm buying a gun as soon as I get my permit. At least I will stand a chance. These days, you can't even go to the ATM without looking over your shoulder. It has become like the wild wild west all over again.

  • raleighcal Mar 12, 2008

    honestly though, this guy didnt kill anyone so they will probably let him out in a few years so he can try again.

  • Chevelle Mackaroy Mar 12, 2008

    I can not believe it...

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  • sillyone. Mar 12, 2008

    yruatwit could not have said it better

  • IMHO Mar 12, 2008

    Why should it only be the "Black community" to step forth. I constantly see people up here make comments about playing the race card, but seem to play it often when it fits their needs. Crime is not just a Black thing. Why should't everyone of every community step forth and do something about crime? Why should it be only the Black leaders that you speak of? Black people don't corner the market on criminal acts.