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Suspect in Raleigh teen's shooting caught

Posted June 19, 2008

— Raleigh police on Thursday arrested the suspect they had sought in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.

Police had been looking for Fruikwan Dion Rashard Stewart, 18, since the shooting at the city-owned Walnut Terrace apartment complex, in the 1000 block of Walnut Street, just after 7 p.m. Friday.

The boy suffered a gunshot shot to the head and died in the hospital.

Police charged Stewart with one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Investigators said Eboni Dominique Mitchell, 18, of Garner, helped Stewart escape from police. She was charged with being an accessory after the fact to involuntary manslaughter and was being held at the Wake County Jail.

Stewart was on probation for a November 2006 misdemeanor breaking-and-entering, according to state Department of Correction records. He has also been convicted on drug and on felony breaking-and-entering charges and served a little more than three months in 2007 for a probation violation.


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  • ncwebguy Jun 20, 2008

    The *victim* lived at Walnut Terrace, not the perp.

    This *was* headline news when it happened. I'm sorry if you didn't pay attention, but this, and the drive by on Blount Street, were well publicized. Moreso than most Durham shootings, since they are more common.

    Where is the "he should have had a carry and conceal permit to protect himself" crowd?

  • R.O.BdaCZAR Jun 20, 2008

    Who did he intend to shoot? Can't they upgrade to 2nd degree murder? If he pulled out a gun and started shooting he obviously intended to kill someone. Unfortunately it sounds like the young man he shot was caught in the crossfire.

  • wonderif Jun 20, 2008

    "Police charged Stewart with one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon."
    He shot someone in the head!!!! How is that involuntary manslaughter?????? Sounds like murder to me

  • OnDaRoof Jun 20, 2008

    How on Earth do we still let people that committ crimes live in government funded residences????

    You live in the projects and committ a crime = EVICTED....I guarantee crime will drop in that area if you tell them they'd be put out on the street if they break the law.

  • Meandmytwo Jun 20, 2008

    I'm so glad that he is behind bars. Glad they got the female also. Still praying for the mother's recovery and for her loss.

  • dwntwnboy Jun 20, 2008

    Yeah, wondering the same thing as fyiarp....how do you involuntarily shoot someone in the head? Is that like involuntary drunk driving? How about involuntary shoplifting? ....at least they tacked on the "possession of a firearm by a felon" charge on there. Maybe they were fighting over the gun or something- maybe that's why the "involuntary" part. Lots more to this story.

  • dogsrule12cheek Jun 20, 2008

    Here is another piece of evil 18 and already a felon what a great example of life.
    no matter what channel news you watch.

  • fyiarp Jun 20, 2008

    How is a gunshot to the head involuntary manslaughter? I wish they'd explain that.

  • KevinUNC97 Jun 20, 2008

    Raleigh teen MURDERED...not "Shot". Why does WRAL downplay the significant increase in Raleigh homicides, but if there was even a shooting in Durham, it would be headline news. You have to really search for Raleigh crime stories on wral.com. Is this intentional?

  • Just the facts mam Jun 19, 2008

    Good job catching him RPD !!! Maybe our infamous criminal justince system will decide to keep him in jail this time, rather than letting him out where he can commit more crimes...