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Third person charged in Raleigh triple shooting

Posted October 18, 2010
Updated October 19, 2010

— A third person was arrested Monday evening and charged in an early-morning shooting in Raleigh that sent three people to a local hospital.

Police charged Joseph Freeman, 20, with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the shooting, which happened just before 3:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Park community near the 700 block of Glascock Street.

Denise Rochelle Eason, 20, of 1103 E. Lane St., and Latasheanna Hollins, 22, of 1106-101 Summerkings Court, were arrested earlier Monday in the case and charged with one count each of conspiracy to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

According to arrest warrants, Eason and Hollins plotted with another man, Ricky Dontrey Collins, 29, to shoot Freeman. Instead, the women and Collins were shot, police said.

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 Tuesday morning.

Freeman is accused of shooting Collins, Raleigh police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said.

Denise Eason Three charged in Raleigh triple shooting

Both women were also injured. They were treated at WakeMed and released into police custody.

Residents of Oakwood Park said they were shaken by the morning’s shooting but said Monday night at a community meeting that they still believe their neighborhood is safe.

In recent years, the area has had a very activity community watch program that residents say has helped reduce crime there.

“We’ve worked hard to make our neighborhood save. This is a setback,” said resident Mark Turner.

“It’s unfortunate that it happened, but it makes you realize you can talk to your neighbors,” he added. “You can watch out for them. They can watch out for you. It makes us stronger in the long run.”


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  • u stand corrected Oct 19, 2010

    One more off the streets for a few hours anyway.

  • Jeremiah Oct 19, 2010

    "In all actuality, making a correlation with him and this story is quite ignorant."

    there's quite a bit of ignorance on this message board. lot's of people have serious issue with rev barber and like to bring his name up any time there's a story about an african american. i mean, i don't like reverend barber, but some people are ridiculous.

  • BJ2010 Oct 19, 2010

    artist: You read this article and automatically cheer that someone got shot because you deem the individuals as criminals. Many times when a woman claims she is raped by multiple men, the general public usually deem her as a victim. Same logic. Maybe the 'criminals' are actually innocent, or maybe the 'victim' is actually the criminal. You get the point. I assume you, like other law abiding citizens, do not support those who are criminals. To assasinate the character of those you disagree with in such a fashion would be dishonorable.

  • artist Oct 19, 2010

    "I'm not even a fan of Rev. Barber, but I do not ever remember him defending criminals."

    Hmmm... what was that girls name..... had something to do with Duke?

  • artist Oct 19, 2010


    You get shot - then you get caught!!

  • ncmedic201 Oct 19, 2010

    I guess the charges against Freeman depend on whether the three came to his house and it was self-defense or did he find out about the plot and seek them out?

  • BJ2010 Oct 19, 2010

    I'm not even a fan of Rev. Barber, but I do not ever remember him defending criminals. So maybe he has not appeared in this article because he has little to do with promoting criminal or ignorant acts. In all actuality, making a correlation with him and this story is quite ignorant.

  • Jeremiah Oct 19, 2010

    "As my parents used to say "Nothing good happens after midnight"."

    i've had plenty of good times after midnight when i didn't get shot in the groin.

  • Pretty in Pink Stilettos Oct 19, 2010

    "Where is Rev. Barber when his people need him??? I'll bet he's off stiring up trouble some other place in North Carolina."

    When has Will Barber being involved in a situation ever made anything better?

  • luv4ubaskets Oct 19, 2010

    Don't these young folks look at the news? 90% of the time, 95% now since these they got caught, because their brains are not yet fully developed until 25 years. As a result, they leave a trail of clues and will get caught sooner than later.