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Raleigh police officer involved in motel shooting

Posted October 21, 2010

— A guest at a Motel 6 in Raleigh was injured early Thursday in an officer-involved shooting, police said.

Raleigh police responded to a call of an “unknown nature” to the motel, at 3520 Maitland Drive, at 4:22 a.m., but investigators haven’t released further details about what led to the shooting.

Raleigh Police Chief Harry Dolan is expected to make a statement Thursday at 3:30 p.m., police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh. The extent of injuries was not clear.

Also unclear was whether the officer fired the gunshots that wounded the victim, who a motel clerk says was a woman who checked in a couple days ago with a baby.

A motel clerk called 911 around 4 a.m. about a woman in the parking lot acting hysterical.

“There is some crazy lady out front here,” the caller said in the call, which was released Thursday afternoon. “She’s screaming and hollering, and I don’t know what’s going on.

“She’s all out in the front of the building, and it looks like she’s praying to somebody. I don’t know,” the caller continued.

The clerk told WRAL News that the woman then started walking down the street into fog until he couldn't see her anymore.

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Then, he heard two gunshots, he said.

Police officers took a small child from a motel room later Thursday morning.

Authorities marked off about a half-mile of Maitland Drive as a crime scene. Investigators collected evidence, including bullet casings and a bloody shirt. They also interviewed guests at the Motel 6.

State Bureau of Investigation agents were also at the scene.


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  • UPTOP Oct 21, 2010

    WOW !! That's really sad, I can't wait to hear what caused the shooting ....

  • Rebelyell Oct 21, 2010

    The cops are all over on the west side of town, hassling the NC state students. Because they don't shoot back.

  • Rebelyell Oct 21, 2010

    In that part of town, you should only call 911 if someone is NOT acting crazy. It gets foggy like a vampire movie down there.

  • Prancy Oct 21, 2010

    It's sad this child may have lost a parent. I'll be waiting to hear the details. It's scary.

    Oh, about loud music. Ihope you realize that when you start complaining about loud music, you've gotten old.....LOL It's true. I started thinking about it a few years ago and had to stop myself. Nope, I don't mind loud music. I loved it as a teen and will forever. Barking dogs annoy me, but the music does not. LOL

  • serious Oct 21, 2010

    seankelly15- get a life. My comment wasn't about one specific poster it was about several. Hence why I said these people- too many to name them all. And my beef is with "these people" who think they are "superior" to others by making such comments as they have today so no I dont think I am superior morally or in any other way. But it seems as though you think you may be right and everyone else is wrong. Sounds like you need to look at yourself before you look at others. Thanks!

  • crustyhalo Oct 21, 2010

    shortcake53...I am with you...where is all this other comming from ?

  • seankelly15 Oct 21, 2010

    Dark_Horse - Making reference to a genocidal dictator is NEVER FUNNY.

  • seankelly15 Oct 21, 2010

    vbrownnc - If you have a specific comment about a specific poster then there is no need for 'these people'. Your rejoinder does not address the comment that I made. Using the term 'these people' BY ANYONE is narrow-minded. You don't get a pass because you think that you are morally superior.

  • shortcake53 Oct 21, 2010

    I am trying hard to understand how ANY of these comments relate to a shooting of a woman and a baby now in someone elses custody. What in the world do loud radios and saggy pants have to do with ANY of this???? Talk about twisting things.........

  • seankelly15 Oct 21, 2010

    blasernj - My comment was about noise, not about smokers or people in elevators talking on cell phones or ladies in thongs. The fact of the matter is that there are NOISE laws - that is the difference.

    chromelexus22 - You were the one who mentioned needing to crank up the volume because of truck noise (or some silly comment about your stereo and a guy smoking in another car at a stoplight).