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Wake DA: Fatal shooting after towing dispute still under investigation

Posted April 21

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— After Raleigh police released a statement Friday that no charges would be filed in a fatal shooting a week ago that stemmed from a dispute over a towed car, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said the case remains under investigation.

Taurean Whitfield Sutton, 30, of Raleigh, died at WakeMed on April 14 after being shot 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 the previous day and jumped into the cab of another tow truck that night and got into a fight with the driver, who shot him.

Freeman said there are no pending charges in the case but that charges could be filed if the police investigation turns up evidence to warrant them.

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  • Kevin Stewart Apr 21, 3:34 p.m.
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    Gotta be careful what you ask for