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Raleigh police charge man, 29, with murder

Posted February 16, 2010

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— Raleigh police have charged Michael Alexander Jones, 29, with murder in the shooting death of George Devon White, 23.

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday at 6900 Glendower Road, police said. Officers found Jones in the 4800 block of Grove Barton Road and placed him in the Wake County Jail.

Emergency crews took White to WakeMed, where he died.

"The shooting incident, which occurred at the home of the suspect, was not a random act," police spokesman Jim Sughrue wrote in a news release.

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  • greg_person Feb 17, 2010

    He did come home to find a man in his house where he pay the bills at with his so call wife, who is leaving him out to dry cause she cant keep her legs close. The truth will come out.I'm not saying what he did was right but let anybody come home to find a man/female in the house where they live is no telling what anybody would have done.If he was a friend why are you in a married man house at 11:00 at night when the husband is at work and the husband never knew this friend.I pray for both of the families the Jones and the White family.

  • whatusay Feb 16, 2010

    Thugs and crooks will always have a gun. Some states allow any citizen to carry a firearm, no permits necessary. And, gun deaths are much lower than those states with required permits. Thugs think twice before robbing a business, knowing that there are at least a dozen pistols waiting for him inside.

  • AnEducatedGuess Feb 16, 2010

    Unfortunately we don't have all of the facts in this case to cast an informed opinion. Sadly, guns, legal and illegal are in the hands of law abiding citizens as well as unlawful citizens. I agree the laws are not strict enough.

  • wildcat Feb 16, 2010

    Another mouth to feed for NC. He deserves what the courts give him; life in prison.

  • jglyn43 Feb 16, 2010

    So the young man's husband came home? Puhleeese, I don't think you know squat about this story, nothing you posted makes any sense and you yourself acknowledge you might be wrong. Why WRAL let you post is beyond me.
    carolinarox

    lol Good thing you aren't in charge : ) Let's just sit and see how this story unfolds.

  • carolinarox Feb 16, 2010

    If this the case I was just told about (from someone in the know) This is a case of a legally married young lady messing with a young man who's husband just happen to come back to his home and catch the two. jglyn43

    So the young man's husband came home? Puhleeese, I don't think you know squat about this story, nothing you posted makes any sense and you yourself acknowledge you might be wrong. Why WRAL let you post is beyond me.

  • jglyn43 Feb 16, 2010

    If this the case I was just told about (from someone in the know) This is a case of a legally married young lady messing with a young man who's husband just happen to come back to his home and catch the two. NOT GOOD! This is a very sad incident IF this is what has happen. one dead,one about to do some time(maybe) and one who has to live with what she has caused or been a contributer to what has happen.

    However if I'm wrong about this situation disregard.

  • froggytroat Feb 16, 2010

    "There has to be a way to get gun's out of the hands of these people."

    That's what our antiquated pistol permit laws are for. They were passed during the "Jim Crow" era to allow sheriffs to discriminate.

    I would bet, though, that he didn't get the gun legally in the first place...

  • meh2 Feb 16, 2010

    There used to be laws like the ones you want, they were unconstitutional.

    But more to the point - even without a gun, a person in a murderous rage is going to find a way to get the job done.

    That guy didn't even make it out of his twenties without being charged with murder - wonder why he was so angry.

  • samiam1244 Feb 16, 2010

    There has to be a way to get gun's out of the hands of these people. I think the laws are not strict enough. something has to give. people should own firearms for the purpose of protection or hunting. any firearm that a person owns started with a sale somewhere down the line.