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Shot men found in wrecked car on Beltline

Posted January 25, 2009

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— Paramedics found two men with gunshot wounds inside a wrecked car on Interstate 440 early Sunday, Raleigh police said.

A 911 caller reported seeing a single, wrecked car on the shoulder of the Outer Beltline, between Wake Forest Road and Capital Boulevard, around 3:30 a.m. Police said that first responders found Julian Annan Quao, 24, of Raleigh and William Deontia Hall, 25, of Wake Forest, inside the car.

Both men were shot in the back, police said. They were taken to WakeMed to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Quao was listed in good condition, and Hall has been released from WakeMed, hospital officials said.

Police said the shooting occurred sometime after Quao and Hall left the 40/30 Room nightclub on Capital Boulevard. Quao's injuries then caused him to crash on the Outer Beltline.

Investigators were unsure of the exact location of the shooting. They did not have a suspect or motive Sunday evening.

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  • robotb9 Jan 26, 2009

    It is possible that these guys are actually the victims here, time will tell.

  • hywilson Jan 26, 2009

    I agree houndsforme. I certainly sleep well at night knowing that there are all kinds of convicted felons running around town with weapons and drugs and craziness that follows. I really appriciate the justice system protecting the innocoent and punishing the guilty. *note-that was sarcasim.

  • Firegal Jan 26, 2009

    sorry its Monday---*according*

  • Firegal Jan 26, 2009

    accordind to the DOC, Hall just got out of Polk in Sept 07.

    http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/apps/offender/offend1?DOCNUM=0813826&SENTENCEINFO=no&SHOWPHOTO=yes&numtimesin=1

  • houndsforme Jan 26, 2009

    Good info robotb9. It is comforting to see that people like this are still out there on the streets.

  • iron fist Jan 26, 2009

    The headline would have made or since if had read "Men found shot in wrecked car". As it reads the police were looing for the men, knowning they had be shot.

  • JohnB2012 Jan 26, 2009

    "charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle"

    Pretty serious charges. Wonder if he was convicted.

  • robotb9 Jan 26, 2009

    Mr Hall has been in trouble before at the other end of a gun. This is from 2005:

    RALEIGH -- An exchange of gunfire outside a convenience store Monday led Raleigh police to arrest two men in the early-morning shootout, according to authorities.
    Che Omar Bland, 24, of 3014 Worth Place in Raleigh, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to arrest warrants. William Deontia Hall, 21, of 2304 Chester Street in Wake Forest, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

    Bland was in a car when he and Hall got into an argument about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, said Jim Sughrue, police spokesman. The two exchanged gunfire -- Hall using a .32-caliber pistol and Bland firing a .38-caliber pistol -- and Bland received a shoulder injury, according to arrest warrants and Sughrue.