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Police ID victim of fatal shooting near St. Aug's

Posted November 24, 2008

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— Police on Monday identified the 16-year-old killed Friday night in a shooting near the St. Augustine's College campus.

Adarius Monquell Fowler was shot near the intersection of North Tarboro Road and Oakwood Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. Friday. He was taken to WakeMed, where he died.

Fowler formerly attended Athens Drive High School.

Police haven't released details about any suspects or a motive in the shooting.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.


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  • justlistentome Nov 25, 2008

    There will be a student-led vigil this afternoon at 3 PM at the
    corner of Oakwood Avenue and Tarboro Road, the site of Friday's shooting death of this boy. The vigil is calling for an end to the violence. Community leaders and neighbors are invited to attend.

  • lil_elmo_n_clayton Nov 24, 2008


    How do you know this young man was not a straight A student? How do you know he was not walking home from work (Bojangles and Cookout are both right down the street)? How do you know he was not walking home from studying with a friend? How come people always have to think the negative stuff when it comes to a killing near St. Aug?

  • ctechic2004 Nov 24, 2008

    trb2871-Actually he was killed somewhere between 8:45-9:00. And since when is 9:00 is too late for a 16 year old to be outside? No matter what the circumstances were behind his killing, he was still someone's son, brother, maybe even father.

  • twc Nov 24, 2008

    trb2871, the answer to all of your questions is still "poor boy"!

    Why we don't clean up that area of crime is beyond my understanding. If it were around NC State we would increase police presence. I guess we will wait until an innocent college kid gets killed before we do anything!! It is well-known that this is a high-crime, high-poverty area. But there are people who live there that don't want the crime there. The rest need to be made unwelcome!!!

  • MEME1180 Nov 24, 2008

    Ok,what wrong with being 16 and out at 9:00?? Children cant help where they happen to live.

    Prayers are with this childs family.

  • TRB2871 Nov 24, 2008

    Why do you say "poor boy"? The deceased might have been a gangbanger, he might have been a drug dealer, he might have been looking to do rob someone (drug deal gone bad) and gotten shot, etc... The real question is why was he out at that time of night in a location that is notorious for drug dealing and gang activity? Did his parents know where he was? Those are questions I'm wondering about. I'd guess it isn't front page news because info still hasn't been released about the circumstances of his death.

  • justlistentome Nov 24, 2008

    Why is it that all the other dead teenagers are front page news, but not this poor boy?? I don't understand.