Suspect in Raleigh shooting called victim shortly before crime
Posted December 5, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — One of the three suspects accused of shooting a retired truck driver near North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus in October called him minutes before the shooting.
According to court documents, Twanisha Stewart, 27, was the last person to call her neighbor, Markeith Alexander Tennessee, 29, before he was shot about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 1 in the 4000 block of Neeley Street, off Western Boulevard.
Stewart, of the 3900 block of Neeley Street, was inside Tennessee's home seconds after the shooting, according to witnesses at the scene. She has been charged with first-degree murder in the incident.
Police have not offered a motive for the shooting, but said it did not appear to be random. Neighbors said Tennessee was a polite and kind man who liked helping others and didn't have any enemies.
They said he moved from Raleigh to Virginia and had been living in the neighborhood for about five months.
Quamir Alteriq Rogers, 21, and Todd Antwan Harris, 23, also face murder charges.