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One injured in shooting near downtown Raleigh

Posted January 1, 2014
Updated January 2, 2014

Joshua Earl Holloman

— A 23-year-old man was taken to WakeMed early Wednesday after a shooting involving another man and a Raleigh police officer near downtown Raleigh, police department spokesman Jim Sughrue said. 

According to investigators, Darrell Anthony Bobbitt and Joshua Earl Holloman, 22, were involved in an altercation near the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at about 3 a.m.

Shots were fired during the altercation, and Bobbitt was hit multiple times, police said. He was taken to WakeMed for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A Raleigh police officer witnessed the incident, Sughrue said, and also fired his weapon in the direction of Bobbitt and Holloman. 

Shortly after, Holloman got into a vehicle with a woman and fled the scene, police said. Holloman and the woman were found at about 10 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex off Sunnybrook Road. Neither had any injuries. 

Holloman was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Sughrue said the Raleigh Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit will look into the incident to ensure that appropriate policies were followed. The State Bureau of Investigation was also looking into the incident. 


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  • Phyxius1 Jan 2, 2014

    Another shooting in Raleigh and almost expected in the headlines lately. Makes it worse that the person was in direct view of a Raleigh Police officer when they shot and hit the other person multiple times. If this had been in Durham the comments would have been exploding already..

  • bill0 Jan 2, 2014

    Just to point out the obvious, but that isn't "downtown" raleigh.