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Police: Raleigh shooting stemmed from robbery

Posted December 2, 2010

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— Police said that a shooting in a west Raleigh apartment complex early Wednesday stemmed from a robbery.

The victim told police that he was walking along Glenwood Avenue around 2:30 a.m to get something to eat. A vehicle pulled up beside him, and the occupants offered him a ride, which he accepted.

The vehicle occupants took the victim to The Pointe at Crabtree apartments at 4810 Waterford Point Drive, police said. There, they robbed and shot him multiple times.

Police said the victim's injuries were non-life-threatening. His identity has not been released.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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  • jumpit43 Dec 2, 2010

    This does not seem right at all to. I live in The Pointe at Crabtree and the shooting happened right outside of my building and I live in the middle of the complex. It doesn't seem right that they would just bring him to him middle of the complex to shoot him/drop him off. There were also about 8 shots total, 3 a pause and then 5 more. We called the cops right away. Luckily my boyfriend was staying with me but I'm a 21 year old female and live alone. How safe am i really?

  • BullsEye Dec 2, 2010

    Sounds like a drug stick-up to me.

  • dwntwnboy Dec 2, 2010

    I've found myself wandering down the road in the 2-3am timeframe and oddly enough- was offered a ride....even though I was WAY drunk and dressed as a deranged clown (halloween) - I passed on the ride- there is just something creepy about a stranger offering a ride to someone who wasn't asking for one- and at that hour of the night, nothing good could have happened. Glad I followed my gut and staggered on home without the help of the friedly passer-by.

  • ncguy Dec 2, 2010

    The "victim" isn't telling the truth would be my guess.

    i would think that he was going to sell them something and decided to rob and kill him instead.

    230 am and got in a car with strangers? doubt it!

  • AtALost Dec 2, 2010

    It may be just as it sounds. Unfortunately, some people don't have the capacity for rational thought.

  • happy Dec 2, 2010

    Did you previous posters ever think the the victim was drunk and cold? 2:30, on Glenwood = bars closing time

  • okemooutlaw44 Dec 2, 2010

    I'd say that he probably knew them and was stupid enough to think that they were "friends" when he got in the vehicle!!!!!

  • YNCSW51 Dec 2, 2010

    Random car of strangers at 2:30 am offering a ride back home doesn't raise red flags? "I don't know you or why you're offering lil ole me a ride at 2:30am, but yes...I'd love to get in your car and hope you take me where I want to go. Oh, is that a gun?"

    My thoughts exactly. Something is not right with this story. Why would you get in a car at 2:30 in the morning with strangers that offer you a ride. Can we get the real story please?

  • 00100111 Dec 2, 2010

    Random car of strangers at 2:30 am offering a ride back home doesn't raise red flags? "I don't know you or why you're offering lil ole me a ride at 2:30am, but yes...I'd love to get in your car and hope you take me where I want to go. Oh, is that a gun?"

  • loyalgirl1111 Dec 2, 2010

    Something with this story does not sit right with me.

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