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Three charged in fatal Raleigh shooting

Posted October 17, 2012
Updated October 18, 2012

— Raleigh police have arrested three people in connection with a late-Sunday shooting that left one man dead. 

On Wednesday, David Lewis Byrd, 23, and Ernestine DeWanda Hinton, 25, were each charged with murder in the shooting death of Jose Antonio Baez, 25, at his home on Carlisle Street. They were taken to the Wake County jail.

Early Thursday, Demetrius Lee Morgan, 24, was also arrested and charged with murder. 

Investigators have not offered a motive for the shooting, but did say it wasn't random.

No other information was released.


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  • beachboater Oct 19, 2012

    I think if someone dies during the commission of a felony (robbery) then the perpetrators are all guilty of murder. I'm not a lawyer, just something I have heard. I didn't get from the story what the shooting was about.

    All three of the people in jail seem to be pretty young. Just having the thought that it's ok to shoot and kill someone at that early age is disturbing. You expect that from some hardened criminal who has been to prison and doesn't want to go back.

  • JimFink Oct 18, 2012

    Rebelyell55, you are so right.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 18, 2012

    The scary thing is they don't even care about the consequences.

  • piene2 Oct 18, 2012

    It is a good thing there was a gun laying around. Otherwise they would have had to settle for beating Baes up.

  • MzMarvin Oct 18, 2012

    I am not an attorney or any part of the legal system but do believe in NC there is a law that says if you are there when it happens you are charge the same as the one who did actually pull the trigger. All the lives at this point so many lives have been changed for nothing....

  • NoObamaCare Oct 18, 2012

    3 lives wasted at this point. Who cares who pulled the trigger..they all are criminals and live the life of such!

  • MR. EYE4EYE Oct 18, 2012

    I was thinking the same

  • NoObamaCare Oct 18, 2012

    Demetrius Morgan at the age of 24 has already robbed a pizza place and has a bad rap sheet. Time to show him what happens when you play with the big boys!

  • halfpint1552 Oct 18, 2012

    How are three people charged in a shooting with murder? Did all three of them hold the gun at once? You would think 2 of them would be accessory to murder.