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Raleigh man shot after three men try to take his truck

Posted April 21, 2009

— Raleigh police are searching for three men involved in an attempted robbery and shooting Monday night.

Jesus Morfinez, 34, was standing in his yard near his truck on Angelus Drive when three men approached him and said they wanted the keys to his truck, police said.

One of the men shot Morfinez in the left side, below the ribs. He was expected to survive, authorities said. The three men did not take the truck, officers said.

Descriptions of the three men were not available.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 21, 2009

    The victim's name is Jesus Morfinez. Someone shot him. Therefore, it's completely correct to say:

    Someone shot Jesus.

    Why would that get censored? :-P

  • rjacks20 Apr 21, 2009

    Give them your truck? Seriously, if you don't have a felony conviction or a domestic violence conviction, get your ccw permit instead. There were multiple shootings and stabbings over the weekend, and it's only gonna get worse as the weather warms up.

  • cherokee43v6 Apr 21, 2009

    When I'm in my yard, I don't carry my truck keys on me, maybe he didn't have his with him. Are you going to let armed people into your house where you might have family who could get hurt?

  • panthers254 Apr 21, 2009

    they shot the dude, but then didnt take his truck. strange.

  • mandy picketts Apr 21, 2009

    Dude, give them your truck next time!