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Raleigh police search for clues in man's shooting death

Posted May 14, 2009

— Raleigh police were planning to blanket the area near where a man was found shot Tuesday to search for clues to his death.

Police were handing out fliers door-to-door in the neighborhood near the Battle Ridge at Chastain community where Christopher Ryan Davis, 19, of Clayton, was found face-down in front of a parked car

Police said someone called 911 at 6:34 a.m. Tuesday to report the body off the 6500 block of Guard Hill Drive.

The fliers request that anyone with information about Davis’s last hours call police. Drivers in the area Thursday evening, particularly along Barrington Drive and Mackinac Island Lane, can expect to see police handing out fliers as well.

Anyone who saw any activity along Guard Hill Drive or has information about the case should call police detectives at 919-227-6220 or 919-996-3555. Callers can remain anonymous.

The crime scene was next to a playground and two houses that are under construction. Neighbors said the body was found near a busy thoroughfare connecting several sections of the neighborhood.


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  • jrg1214us May 15, 2009

    Half of kids in nc are dressed like that!!Let god judge NOT you!!!!!

  • jrg1214us May 15, 2009

    The hat i believe says new york i seen it in person!!All he owned when he came down fit in two medium card board boxes and a black trash bag and a bicycle.He was in and out of foster homes and had a rough life was looking forward to fixing that!!!!!!!!Let god judge dont you judge please!Our family is dealing with enough trauma already!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wcumom May 14, 2009

    The hat will tell you what he was "in to".I have seen him round and about Knightdale with "sketchy" people in that exact same car.Yes,He was loved as hopefully every human is,but that does not mean he was not into sketchy business.

  • 4grandbabies May 14, 2009

    He looks like every other 19 year old child! At 19 he didn't have the ability to understand that bad things really DO and WILL happen to you! I pray for his parents.

  • beachbum1 May 14, 2009

    ok call me stupid but I can not tell what's on his hat????

  • YA RECKON May 14, 2009

    I would tend to agree with the previous comments

  • whatever02 May 14, 2009

    I'm with you Caveman. If that photo is the one his family chose to show him, they should start looking at his "friends". That hat says a lot. Maybe presumptive but probably true. Very sad story all around.

  • Caveman93 May 14, 2009

    "to search for clues to his death." Wild guess but based on the way he looks in that picture I would be inclined to believe somehow a group may be involved and possibly illegal street drugs. I could be very wrong but based on the profile and information WRAL has provided me, the viewing public, we may want to start looking into what persons he was "hanging around with". Just a thought.

  • aco419 May 14, 2009

    Aspenstreet, I think that it is very wrong for you to say "drug deal gone bad" This is someones child! 19 years old and at the beginning of his life. Yes, it is possible drugs were involved, just as it was possible that they were not. You are being presumptive and assuming too much. God bless the family during this terrible loss of this young life. And, if you are reading the comments, please know that not everyone is so cruel and judgemental to assume the worst about your child without knowing the facts.

  • UpwardlyMobile May 14, 2009

    professor - yes they do. They left him out there like he was nothing. It is unacceptable.