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Three charged in fatal shooting of Raleigh teen

Posted August 10, 2015
Updated August 11, 2015

Charged in connection with the shooting death of 13-year-old Keyshawn Gregory are: (from left) Malik Armein Jones, 19, Jamal Christopher Howie, 19, and Jonathan Dejesus Chavez, 18.
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— Raleigh police arrested three men Monday and charged them in connection with the shooting death Friday night of 13-year-old of Keyshawn Tyrell Gregory.

Malik Armein Jones, 19, of 601 Peach Road in Raleigh, faces a single charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Both Jamal Christopher Howie, 19, and Jonathan Dejesus Chavez, 18, are charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Police are continuing to investigate Gregory's death, but said they did not believe it was a random act.

According to police, Gregory was in a car with some friends outside Howie's home Friday night when the people in the car exchanged words with some people on the street. Someone then fired shots into the car and hit Gregory, police said.

Jones is charged with firing the shot that killed Gregory. Police believe Chavez provided the gun and that both he and Howie helped hide it, according to warrants for their arrest.

Gregory's friends tried to drive him to get help, but ultimately realized how badly he was hurt and called police.

"I saw all of them was out here, and they were having a lot of commotion that he was dead," said Leo Brown.

But he didn't stop to help.

"I took off because you never know where the bullet is going to come from," Brown said.

"I don’t know why somebody would do something like this to a 13-year-old,” said Gregory's stepmother, Daysha Mitchell. "That boy had his whole life ahead of him. It’s just so sad somebody took that life away.”

Those who work with at-risk youth say the criminals and their victims keep getting younger.

"I try to stay away from these young people," Brown said. "Ethics, morals, somebody ain't teaching them nothing. And the respect factor is gone."

At Haven House, non-profit whose goal is to support young people who may be at-risk, Patricia Cardoso said she is seeing children referred that are 7 and 9 years old.

One key, she said, is keeping kids busy with productive activities.

Gregory played basketball for teams in the Swish City Magic Basketball League.

"He had high character," coach Anthony Brown said. "He shared his dreams with me. He really wanted to do something more out of life."


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  • Josha Barton Aug 11, 2015
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    Tied to a tree and whipped? What is wrong with you people? Caitlyn Stevens, have you no shame? Your children will grow up to hate you for the evil you spout out, if they dont already. Please tell me you dont have offspring!

  • Josha Barton Aug 11, 2015
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  • Josha Barton Aug 11, 2015
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    You people actually took time to write that garbage and actually press send? How dare you speak of a step mother that just lost her son? Hamsters lives matter, really? If you want an address heres one, wake county jail on hammond rd is full of sick, sorry people like yourselved too.

  • Caitlin Stevens Aug 10, 2015
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    Hamsters Lives Matter !

  • Caitlin Stevens Aug 10, 2015
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    Shocked, Shocked I tell you !

  • Cjsk St Aug 10, 2015
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    Once again this is proof of the 91% of all crime against blacks are caused by blacks. I didn't see any mention of a white guy being arrested.

  • Cjsk St Aug 10, 2015
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    That mother needs to be tied to a tree and whooped. I think she forgot her place in society. She seems like another Obama friend hoping the 12% of Americans in the country that are black will actually rise up and protest this delinquents actions. Someone please post the mothers address so we decent people can protest in front of her home in the ghetto.

  • Lisa Lisa Aug 10, 2015
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    Get em!!!!

  • Gerald Elliott Aug 10, 2015
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  • Cary Tom Aug 10, 2015
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    Just shoot. Every "minor" dispute or major is resolved with pulling a trigger. A 13 year old dead and 3 more guys we have to pay to incarcerate for 10-20 years. I just don't get it