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Two women charged in Raleigh shooting

Posted October 18, 2010

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— Two women who were injured in a triple shooting in Raleigh early Monday have been charged in the case, police said.

Denise Eason, 20, and Latasheanna Hollins, 22, conspired with Ricky Collins, 29, to shoot another man, police said. The women are charged with one count each of conspiracy to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. More arrests and charges are possible, police said.

According to warrants, the trio planned to shoot Joseph Freeman, 20.

Instead, the women and Collins were shot shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Park community near the 700 block of Glascock Street. Police have not identified who shot them.

Collins was shot five times below the waist – in the groin, buttocks, both legs and in the foot, according to police. He was in critical condition and had not been charged in the case as of Monday afternoon.

His criminal record includes arrests dating to 1998 including drug and weapons charges, breaking and entering and assault.

Eason, too, has an assault arrest on her record. Hollis has no criminal record.

One of the women was shot in the lower back. The other woman's injuries were unknown. Eason was treated and released from WakeMed. There was no hospital record for Hollins.

"It makes me uneasy, shots that close," said neighbor Howard Davis.

The neighborhood has a very active community watch program, which neighbors say has helped bring crime way down in recent years.

"We used to get three pages of crime reports every month from our community officer, and now we get a half a page at most. Things have really gotten much better in this neighborhood. It's very nice," said Mark Turner with the East Citizens Advisory Council.

"They all pay attention to what's going on," Turner said. "I was happy to hear that so many people heard these particular shots and called them in. That shows that people are paying attention in their neighborhood."

The council will hold their regularly scheduled monthly safety meeting Monday night at the  Lions Park Community Center at 7 p.m.

Anyone with information about Monday's shooting is asked to call the police department’s detective division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.


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  • Lead by Example Oct 18, 2010

    I cannot wait to hear the final details on this story.

  • just trying Oct 18, 2010

    I just moved to the area in question thinking it was safe. Boy was I wrong there is always some "shady" things occurring. I've moved to an area that I don't feel safe outside or in after 9pm.

  • Butterfly Oct 18, 2010

    It wasn't just before 3:30am, it was between 12:30am and 1am. I had just taken my dog out to go to the bathroom and I heard the gunshots. It scared both myself and my dog. We headed back towards the house and then within a few minutes I heard the sirens. I went back inside with a quickness and told my husband that I heard shots fired.

  • awheywego Oct 18, 2010

    More range time should be a neighborhood requirement.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Oct 18, 2010

    So is that how arguments are settled these days? Just pull a gun and start shooting? Who's to blame for such a mentality? Seems everytime video games are mentioned the idea gets shot down (pardon the pun). Somebody is teaching them this is the way to take care of business.

  • Hexzero Oct 18, 2010

    Seriously, who writes these articles? This post will probably be censored but you really need to get a better editor if they continue to allow such poor writing.

  • Eduardo1 Oct 18, 2010

    This story is confusing.
    Who shot who?
    who is charged?
    who got realeased from the hospital


  • NCSU2311 Oct 18, 2010

    You would think from walking to Powell to riding the bus to Carnage to walking to Enloe I would see all this terrible crime. The only shooting I heard of was someone defending their property. I never felt unsafe even as a white male walking to that Foodlion. I played ball at Lions Park. I never had one issue. No fights. I delivered Ad Packs all down Glaskock. Why would my mom expose me to all the crime? Keep it in North Raleigh. You're clueless.

  • OpenM1nd Oct 18, 2010

    So who shot who?

  • u stand corrected Oct 18, 2010

    Top Story? Ugh.