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Friends hold vigil for Raleigh teen shot

Posted November 25, 2008

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— Friends of a Raleigh teen shot and killed last weekend gathered Tuesday to mourn his death.

Adarius Monquell Fowler was shot near the intersection of North Tarboro Road and Oakwood Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. Friday. He was taken to WakeMed, where he died.

Fowler's friends joined students from nearby St. Augustine's College Tuesday at the intersection where he was shot to remember his life and to push for safe streets.

“Let us show that we are a village,” said Fowler’s stepmother, Fiaunna Shivers. “We may not be from the same neighborhood, but we are neighbors. Do not let his death be in vain. It’s not time for more talking; it’s time for action.”

Adarius, 16, previously attended Athens Drive High School. He was enrolled for classes at Broughton and would have started school there Dec. 1, his aunt said.

Police haven't released details about any suspects or a motive in the shooting.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.

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  • houdie1 Nov 25, 2008

    This area of town has had other murders. The truth is Cary would not tolerate the kind of crime that goes on in the College Park and Idlewild communities. Raleigh and Wake County make a half-hearted effort to clean-up the drugs, slum lords (some of whom are police officers and Respected Black Leaders), the prostitution, the alcohol abuse, the homelessness, the killings, yadda, yadda. Commissions are formed, Octavia Rainey goes to meetings, the District Attorney wrings his hands, the mayor wrings his hands; New houses are built for moderate income folks who drive Volvo's and very little really changes. I don't know the solution, but what's being done is not working. It's time for a change or more children are going to be killed.

  • computer trainer Nov 25, 2008

    While vigils are nice, I guess, I would prefer to see these people channel this energy into doing something BEFORE another life is lost. You cannot expect LEO's to do anything to stop this, if the people in those communities will not participate in working to stop this.

  • colliedave Nov 25, 2008

    I am tired of all the vigils and the emotions associated with them; nothing will happen until that emotion is funneled into action!

  • MAD MOMMY Nov 25, 2008

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO MR. FOWLER FAMILY. NO ONES KNOWS HOW IT FEELS SOMEONE YOU LOVE UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU. RIGHT NOW YOU CAN'T BLAME THE COMMUNITY OR THE POLICE BLAME THE PERSON OR PEOPLE WHO DID THIS TO HIM. BLAME THEM AND WHO EVER KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT IT NEEDS TO SPEAK UP BEFORE IT BE AN ONGOING MATTER. WE COULD NOT SAVE HIS LIFE, BUT ANOTHER LIFE CAN BE SAVED. AGAIN GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY.

  • White Devil Nov 25, 2008

    "What will it take for the police to clean up this area? How many more have to die? Or, are they waiting for a college kid to get killed before they act?
    twc"

    Excuse me but what will it take before the COMMUNITY cleans up that area? The police can only do so much without their help. Until the COMMUNITY steps up, the police will be largely ineffective.

  • MEME1180 Nov 25, 2008

    intuit, there was one there last Thursday.

  • twc Nov 25, 2008

    What will it take for the police to clean up this area? How many more have to die? Or, are they waiting for a college kid to get killed before they act?

  • intuit Nov 25, 2008

    Wral- are you sure this didn't happen shortly before 9p on Thursday? I was around that area that Thursday night and counted 6 police cars going directly to that area.

    Praying for his friends/family...