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Second person arrested in connection with reported carjacking

Posted August 9
Updated August 10

— A second person was arrested and charged Sunday in relation to a report of a carjacking in progress from the previous day.

Joseph Calvin Culverhouse, 31, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent kill, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and kidnapping.

The incident happened at the intersection of Milburnie Road and North Raleigh Boulevard. According to police, an additional report of an incident involving two vehicles led officers to the parking lot of a Food Lion in the 3600 block of New Bern Avenue. 

One of the cars involved, a white Chrysler Pacifica, was located minutes later in the parking lot. The second vehicle fled before officers arrived. Police said shots were fired during the incident. 

Chad Proxmire witnessed the gunfire. He said he and a coworker heard gunshots when leaving work Saturday morning on North Raleigh Boulevard. 

"It was almost like a movie where someone was sitting outside of the window of their car shooting across at the car traveling the same direction," Proxmire said. 

"There were probably 10 or more shots that were fired in total," he said. "We crouched down to hide behind our vehicle as they were driving by."

Endrell Dwayne Oliver, 46, was arrested and charged with stealing the Pacifica. He was taken to the Wake County Detention Center. 

Culverhouse is charged with firing the shots and forcing the victim to drive the second vehicle, police said.

Investigators said Culverhouse knew the victim before the incident.

Police said a carjacking did not occur and the previously unreported theft of the Pacifica was a larceny that took place overnight, not during the incident at North Raleigh Boulevard and Milburnie Road.

According to police, no one was injured in the incident and no charges have been filed in connection with the gunfire. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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