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Five charged in attempted robbery, fatal shooting

Posted January 23, 2009

— Three men and two juveniles have been charged with a Tuesday slaying about six blocks east of Moore Square in downtown Raleigh, police said Friday.

Anthony Dontez Wright, 28, was found shot to death Tuesday evening on the 300 block of Camden Street, police said.

A 15-year-old was arrested Wednesday and charged through a juvenile petition with murder, police said. Four more arrests were made early Friday, including a 14-year-old, police said.

Rashon Lakeith McNeil, 16, Markell Antonio Watson, 16, and Jerod Lee Harrington, 18, were each charged with murder and attempted robbery. They were being held Friday at the Wake County Jail.

The attempted armed robbery charges against the three men stem from events that culminated with Wright's shooting, police said.

The case remains under investigation, and police asked anyone with information to call the Raleigh Police Department's Major Crimes Task Force at 919-996-3555.


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  • mramorak Jan 23, 2009

    Just wait till they get out! then will there be no surprises?

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Jan 23, 2009

    What is wrong with these kids?

  • venitapeyton Jan 23, 2009

    The police can't be everywhere. None of us know when an argument will lead to some nut pulling a trigger. Community outrage? None. Our 'leaders', I think, are still wondering if/when they're gonna get some stimulus money. Or trying to make sure they and/or their kids aren't going to lose their state jobs. It's now every man (or woman) for his or her self. Come to think of it, it's been that way for quite a while now. www.venitapeyton.com

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 23, 2009

    Where is the community outrage over these murders???

    Why should we the community be out-rage over this? Its happens almost every day so that it has become not so shocking anymore. It is shocking if you happen to know that person well or they are a family member. The question should be: Where did they obtain the guns? Where is my child after 10 p.m. that living in my house? Am I an up-standing parent? Do I attend worship service on Sunday and take my children with me? How do I rate myself as a parent - A B C D. Can my children come to me for anything? Are my children in trouble. Think parents.

  • Just the facts mam Jan 23, 2009

    No surprises here..

    Glad they caught them!

  • ballyhoo21 Jan 23, 2009

    Where is the community outrage over these murders???
    There would be if the police were involved.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 23, 2009

    I would love to see some of the "cops are on a power trip" golo'ers go out and round this crowd up by themselves.