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Three captured after Wake Forest shooting

Posted November 27, 2012
Updated November 28, 2012

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— Police arrested three people Tuesday evening following the shooting of a man in the leg at an auto shop in downtown Wake Forest.

Town spokesman Bill Crabtree said the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. at Autocare & Quick Lube, 303 E. Roosevelt Ave. Investigators say it did not appear to be a robbery or a random act.

"Obviously the investigation is continuing, but we do not have any indication there was any type of robbery at the business," Crabtree said.

The victim was taken to WakeMed and his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Three suspects fled the scene in the car, which was later stopped by officers on Loghouse Street in the Crenshaw Hall subdivision. The driver was arrested, but the other two suspects got away on foot.

One was arrested around 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Carolina Ale House.

Three arrested in Wake Forest shooting after manhunt Three arrested in Wake Forest shooting after manhunt

A manhunt ensued for the third, who was captured 20 minutes later along Retail Drive, thanks to a coordinated manhunt by Wake Forest police, the Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Highway Patrol and Wake County Alcohol Beverage Control, Crabtree said.

The suspects' names and charges were not released.

Violent crime is unusual in Wake Forest, a town of about 30,000 people 17 miles north of downtown Raleigh. 

"Wake Forest is a very safe community," Crabtree said. "These type of instances are extremely rare."

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  • mgallen2 Nov 28, 10:08 a.m.

    @cjimmy- did you even read the article? Investigators have said this doesn't appear to be an attempted robbery. That being said, there was probably some bad blood between one or more of the suspects and the victim and they specifically targeted him for revenge.
    sn: Angry finger pointing doesn't help our current economic situation.

  • cjimmyray414 Nov 28, 9:36 a.m.

    THEY DON'T WANT TO WORK, SO THEY WILL SHOOT AND KILL FOR EVERY THING SOME ONE ELSE WORKS FOR. THE POLICE DEPT AND OTHER
    S DOES THEIR JOB, BUT THE JUSTICE IS, WE REALLY DON'T HAVE ONE EXCEPT FOR THE CRIMINAL. C

  • cbiga220 Nov 27, 6:25 p.m.

    Not a good job of getting away

  • johnny2times Nov 27, 6:09 p.m.

    good point pinkglock

    Good job WFPD!...now if the courts can do their job, that would be nice for once...so when all the people on here get mad about the slap on the wrist these "men" will get, remember its the COURTS that sentence the criminals to jail...not the police...I hope to see more comments on here to support law enforcement...remember, they do the job no one else has the ____s to do.

  • DukeFan23 Nov 27, 6:05 p.m.

    They will plead down to a misdemeanor.

  • pinkiglock Nov 27, 5:58 p.m.

    Great work law enforcement! Now courts, please actually do something with these horrible horrible people.