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Raleigh PD seeks two men in fatal shooting

Posted April 4, 2013

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— Raleigh police are searching for two men in connection with a fatal shooting early Thursday.

The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. at Washington Terrace apartments in the 1900 block of Milburnie Road near St. Augustine’s University.

Police said Travis Ramon Lucas, 24, was shot after two men broke into his residence. He was taken to WakeMed, where he later died.

A 911 caller, who identified herself as the mother of Lucas' children, said the men kicked in the door and shot Lucas.  

"He's bleeding to death," she told the dispatcher. "Please come now."

The incident is not believed to be related to the campus.

The first assailant was described as black with a thin build, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black skull cap and black pants.

The second assailant was described as black with a stocky build, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a white or brown skull cap and a gray jacket.

Milburnie Road shooting Two sought in fatal Raleigh shooting

The men fled the scene on foot, police said.

According to a police report, Lucas was the victim of an attempted strong arm robbery at the same address on July 25. Police have not said whether the two crimes are linked, and are not commenting on possible motives.

Neighbor Stephanie Vick said the shooting has made her nervous.

"I'm in my home. I'm asleep. I'm not hearing anything. I wake and I see all this – yellow tape surrounding the house. I couldn't believe it," she said. "Around here in this vicinity, it's quiet. Everybody minds their own business. I don't know what to think."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to arrests, and callers may remain anonymous.

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  • Brian Jenkins Apr 5, 2013

    We called that area the "home of the newlywed or nearly dead" when I lived over there. I use to walk to the Food Lion shopping center a lot as a teenage white male. Never one problem ever. Not one fight. Nothing. Get out of your holes.

  • Brian Jenkins Apr 5, 2013

    I live off of Glascck (thanks GOLO)as well and love it there. There is a rooming house right behind us and we have never had any problems with the folks who stay there...until a woman moves in, but as for the rest of the neighborhood, I know more of my neighbors now then when I lived in a sub-division. Once all the white collars go home to Hedingham and Briar Creek things ITB are quiet! Like any neighborhood, it has its problems and is not perfect, but we had crime even in our sub-division.
    justjean
    April 4, 2013 3:41 p.m.
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    Thank you. Its always the people who dont live somewhere that know the most about it. Funny aint it?

  • Brian Jenkins Apr 5, 2013

    So why do they have to "look out for you"? I worked on those projects and let me say it is a "danger danger danger" zone. Lot of bad apples in that area. Go a little further down the road and you'll run into the women that sell themselves and their street bosses.It was always known in this neighborHOOD that it was good that Wake Med was not far away but not in this case.
    doggypoos
    April 4, 2013 12:40 p.m.
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    This is hilarious. You WORK there? Ok I LIVED there. I lived right by Larry's. I walked to Enloe. I never been in one fight. Sure the were some incedents, but nothing major. Crime happens everywhere. PS Im white.

  • MSCOURTNEY Apr 4, 2013

    Reading this article and some of the comments saddens my heart that one would think that this apartment complex should be torn down and I ask WHY? Crime is everywhere and it isn’t going anywhere (sad yet true). We as a people are so quick to judge the lifestyle or the community of another without even knowing there story of life. This young man was obviously in the comfort of his home when these 2 individuals decided to come in and commit such a harsh and fatal crime. But at the same time this could have happened in the richest of neighborhoods and the comments would not be as bad but being that it happened on the Southside of Raleigh that makes it worst, when in all reality it doesn’t matter where it happened it was wrong and selfish. And for some of you to say that this complex needs to be torn down makes me sick, Let ME ASK YOU THIS CAN ALL OF THE FAMILIES LIVING THERE COME LIVE WITH YOU? Probably NOT yeah that’s my whole point. We have to come together as a people and stop tr

  • 2AMANDA2 Apr 4, 2013

    @emprezzinez... well said. (hey friend... lol)

  • emprezzinez Apr 4, 2013

    There are bad apples every where...and these bad apples come in all shapes, sizes and colors. A bad person is a bad person, and none are better or worse than others. Unless you are willing to go into the communities that you claim need to be destroyed and build the PEOPLE up then you should keep your self righteous and classist statements to yourself. Our communities have been destroyed enough as it is by people who think they are too good...

  • justjean Apr 4, 2013

    I live off of Glascck (thanks GOLO)as well and love it there. There is a rooming house right behind us and we have never had any problems with the folks who stay there...until a woman moves in, but as for the rest of the neighborhood, I know more of my neighbors now then when I lived in a sub-division. Once all the white collars go home to Hedingham and Briar Creek things ITB are quiet! Like any neighborhood, it has its problems and is not perfect, but we had crime even in our sub-division.

  • 2AMANDA2 Apr 4, 2013

    some of these comments are prime examples of what i'm talking about.... these are not projects as they have been called. they are income-restricted apartments. similar complexes are scattered all over raleigh, including north raleigh.

    as uthink said... that means hedingham, brier creek, etc are bad areas too huh? someone has been killed or created a disturbance in both lately. last time i checked on prices in hedingham... if i COULD afford to stay there i wouldn't.

  • 2AMANDA2 Apr 4, 2013

    @ASFSWIM... i have family in multiple branches of LE (RPD, NCHP, WCSD). I lived on Glascck (abbreviated due to wral policy) two doors down from the church that the good, upstanding people of the neighborhood claimed made too much noise. my niece lives in the complex not 6 doors from where this happened and my father works there. so i knew what I was talking about before I made the comment.

  • uthink Apr 4, 2013

    I guess Heddingham (golfing community neighborhood) needs to be bulldozed next. How silly?????? Crime happens everywhere.

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