Police: Towing dispute led to fatal Raleigh shooting
Posted April 18
Raleigh, N.C. — An argument over a towed car led to a Raleigh shooting last week that left one man dead, police said Tuesday.
Taurean Whitfield Sutton, 30, of Raleigh, died at WakeMed after being shot late Friday in the 6100 block of St. Giles Street, off Glenwood Avenue near Pleasant Valley Road.
Police said Sutton was angry that his car had been towed and jumped into the cab of another tow truck and got into a fight with the driver, who shot him.
In the recording of a 911 call from the scene, which was released Tuesday, one man can be heard cursing at another man. Although it's difficult to make out exactly what was said because their voices are muffled, the second man said "I understand" and "I'm just trying to help" during the nine-minute call.
Police said they need to investigate the circumstances around the shooting more and consult with the Wake County District Attorney's Office before making a final decision on whether to file any charges in the case.