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Seven people arrested in Raleigh homicide

Posted July 29, 2008

— Raleigh police have arrested a seventh person in the slaying of a man whose body was found in a southeast Raleigh subdivision Saturday morning.

The body of Robert George Gagnon Jr., 28, was found at 5600 Bringle Court in a subdivision off Poole Road. A neighbor reported hearing sounds of a scuffle in the home during the night, police said.

Bravette Devon Chrisp, 18, was arrested Monday evening, police said, and is expected to be charged with murder.

Marcus Pierre Davon Johnson, 21, and Darrell Jerome Lavine, 19, were also charged with murder in Gagnon's death. Zachary Delarente Colmore, 17, Ebony Monique Johnson, 18, Louis Johnson III, 21, and Joshua Lee Locus, 20, were charged with accessory after the fact of murder.

Police haven't released information about the cause of Gagnon's death or a possible motive.

The case remains under investigation.


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  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 29, 2008

    This is a homicide case. Throw them in prison for 25 years with strong discipline and see how they like the consequences coming back at them then. A life was lost. Yes, whoa up to us when we get to the senior years and these young criminals have added future kids to the list. Continue to pray for all young people and their parents.

  • Angel67 Jul 29, 2008

    Our future at its best... I'm so excited to grow old knowing we have people like this to keep our country going...woo hoo

  • mmania Jul 29, 2008


    What makes you think their Mamas even care? They got their own dope to push and countless lives to destroy. Their own children weren't enough they're going after the entire neighborhood.

  • Z Man Jul 29, 2008

    Their mamas must be very proud.

  • NE Raleigh Jul 29, 2008

    Two words, Death Penalty! Probation is useless, this just the start of a long criminal record for "slappy" and "slappy". Why risk public safety and tax dollars on these two?

  • mike275132 Jul 29, 2008

    I own a house in this same working class subdivision. The problem is Welfare families in the area who deal drugs in the neighborhood and nearby. I have called Raleigh PD several times on this but until these clowns kill somebody nothing gets done. Quick death penalty for the killers and 20 years hard road labor for the rest.
    They choose to be criminals and their parents are at fault for enabling it.

  • oldschooltarheel Jul 29, 2008

    did they catch 'em by handing out flyers?

  • mmania Jul 29, 2008

    they will claim bad childhoods, lousy parents and the "system" holding them down. This is such an old EXCUSE. No one has to go the route these chose to take. Just to well I can't say what I want or it won't make it past the censors.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 29, 2008

    Send these kids to prison for 5 years. They would not listen to their parents but in prison not by choice, they will listen or face certain consequences. They knew right from wrong. Stop making excuses for them. That's the problem today and it will continue until something is strongly done. NC needs to set a curfew that an under-age child be a home by 6 p.m. If they do, they need to strongly stand by it and arrest a child if they break this law. Parents stop allowing your children to run you in your own house. Your child is not paying no bills. It your fault for allowing all of this.

  • twc Jul 29, 2008

    Maybe this would work. Find out what percentage of the population is unemployed. Find out what percentage of the unemployed are involved in criminal activity. Make that percentage inmates. Make the rest correctional system employees. Problem solved.