Police: College student killed in robbery didn't know attackers
Posted December 18, 2012
Wilmington, N.C. — Police said four suspects accused in the robbery and shooting death last week of a Cape Fear Community College student used the victim’s stolen $10 to buy gas.
Jasmine Nikole Dottin, Christopher Daniel Cromartie Jr., Daniel Edward Henry and Quintell Raheem Grady are charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the death of Joshua Proutey.
Authorities said Proutey, a graduate of West Johnston High School, was robbed of a sandwich, a cellphone and the $10 last Thursday. He was found unresponsive in a parking lot in downtown Wilmington sometime before 11 p.m.
District Attorney Ben David told the The StarNews of Wilmington that the four went downtown looking for targets to rob when they encountered Proutey and demanded his wallet. He said Proutey gave one of the suspects his wallet, got back into his car and was shot in the head.
Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Proutey did not know his assailants. He also said there are no other suspects in the case.
All four suspects had a first court appearance Monday and three remained held without bond. Henry’s bond was set at $2 million.