Charges Filed in Littering Case That Ended in Shooting
Posted April 5, 2008
Raleigh, N.C. — Police have filed charges in a littering case that ended in a shooting on Friday.
Upon his release from the hospital, Michael Lewis White, 20, will be charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, going armed to the terror of the public, and RDO (resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer).
Zonte Antonio Jones, 16, was transported to the Wake County Jail Friday night and charged with RDO and probation violation, police said Saturday.
Officers R.L. Boyce and B. Greenwood were on patrol shortly after 2 p.m. when they saw litter being thrown from a sport utility vehicle on Crosslink Road, police said. The officers stopped the vehicle on Schenley Drive near Swing Court.
One of four men in the SUV tried to run from the scene, and Greenwood pursued him into the Schenley Square mobile home park, police said. The man was armed with a handgun, police said.
Multiple shots were fired, and a man identified as White was wounded, police said. He was taken to WakeMed for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, and his aunt said late Friday that he was undergoing surgery.
Greenwood wasn't injured in the incident.
Police didn't say whether Greenwood was fired upon, but they said the suspect's handgun was recovered.
A second occupant of the SUV, identified as Jones tried to flee but was apprehended by other officers responding to the scene, police said.
Police said two other men remained in the SUV. Bobby Latiff Wright, 26, was taken to WakeMed Friday evening for medical attention not related to the officer-involved shooting. Police said he was released Saturday morning and transported to the Wake County Jail, where he was charged with littering, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, speeding to elude arrest, and RDO.
The fourth occupant of the vehicle, who was not identified, was released without being charged.
Greenwood was placed on administrative duty, pending the outcome of the investigations. He has been with the Raleigh Police Department since October 2003 and is assigned to the Gang Suppression Unit.