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Raleigh man killed at biker convention in Wilson

Posted October 19, 2015

— A Raleigh man was shot to death Saturday night outside a convention center next to a well-known barbecue restaurant in Wilson, police said.

Officers responding to a shots fired at at about 10:45 p.m. at the Bill Ellis Convention Center, at 2811 Chicken Drive, found Kelly Wilkerson with several gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

Stephen Louis Maddox Jr., 41, of 509 Ember Drive in Durham, was charged with first-degree murder. He was being held without bond in the Wilson County jail.

Both men were attending the 10th anniversary celebration for the Queens of Chrome Motorcycle Club at the convention center, police said.

No other information, including a possible motive in the shooting, was released.


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  • Martin Coulter Oct 19, 2015
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    Well said Ileana. I wonder if that altercation would have even began in the first place if that wanna-be "tough guy" didn't have a gun on him...

  • Paul Mandl Oct 19, 2015
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    it's true and sad. I have closely moniyotrf\\\\\\\\\

  • James Powell Oct 19, 2015
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    so what does " next to a well-known barbecue restaurant in Wilson" have to do with the story?

  • Ileana Bryan Oct 19, 2015
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    Gosh, a life is no longer valued. Murder happens so often, we almost become immune to hearing about it. Everyone is so quick to kill. Whatever happened to a good ol' fist fight?

    Wishing peace and strength to his family and loved ones.