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Raleigh shootout suspect had bulletproof vest

Posted September 15, 2010

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— A man arrested in the shooting of four teens at the intersection of Capital and Crabtree boulevards on Monday had a bulletproof vest at his home, according to a search warrant released on Wednesday.

Martin Perez Botello, 24, of 1019 N. Spring Garden Circle in Raleigh, was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of Francisco Aurelio Kelly, 18, and three counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of three teenagers who were with Kelly.

Police said it was not a random shooting and that Botello and the victims knew each other. They did not elaborate about a possible motive for the shootings.

In a search of Botello's home on Tuesday, authorities also seized a gun, bullets, four small marijuana plants, a scale, a pipe and a clipboard containing an unknown white substance.

Botello was being held at the Wake County jail on Wednesday.

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  • LoveIsStrength Sep 17, 2010

    How do yall assume that he's mexican????? he could be from any place in central america too. Theres too much racial profiling going on.

  • YourMom Sep 16, 2010

    Fishman -- would the gov really release them on parole? I (guess naively) believed they would just send him 'back', not put him back on the streets [to kill again, one would assume].

  • YourMom Sep 16, 2010

    jescobedo7 -- I think if the hispanic is in the news for a violent crime such as this locals WANT to believe she/he's here illegally because they think she/he can just be sent back and we can wipe our hands clean of him/her.

  • pebbles262004 Sep 16, 2010

    PLEASE SEND THIS LOW LIFE BACK TO MEXICO I DON'T CARE IF HE IS "ILLEGAL"...I AM SICK OF THIS MESS!!!!

  • jescobedo7 Sep 15, 2010

    The suspect in this story is not an illegal. He and his parents were born in this country. Why is it every time someone see's a Hispanic in the news they automatically assume that the person is here illegally?

  • johnstonredneck Sep 15, 2010

    Probably some gang warfare carried from mexico.

  • Fishman Sep 15, 2010

    GOFIGURE,
    Cannot kick him out of this country until he has made a plea deal, served his six months and been put on parole.

  • coolwill43 Sep 15, 2010

    I wonder what would have happen if he had gone to one of the many Mexican Embassy in Raleigh or North Carolina first.

  • diver Sep 15, 2010

    GOFIGURE...im afraid you coming from Cali to North Carolina is like out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  • u stand corrected Sep 15, 2010

    Do bad things gotta go______________________>

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