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Three face murder charges in Raleigh shooting death

Posted March 12, 2013
Updated March 13, 2013

— Police have arrested three people in the shooting death five months ago of a Raleigh man outside his home.

Marcos Gabriel Chapparo, 20, Erick Pardo Martinez, 17, and Karen Alexis Gonzalez, 18, were arrested Tuesday evening on charges of murder in the death of Alfonso Canjay Rincon, 42.

Investigators say Rincon was shot in the 6100 block of Foxhall Village Drive while, they believe, he was looking for two men whom he saw peering into a neighbor's car sometime before 1 a.m. on Oct. 31.

Authorities say they believe Rincon had been awakened by a noise and had told his family to call 911 before he left to investigate.

Witnesses told police that while he was gone, the two men were spotted again near his home in a dark-colored sedan.

The case is still under investigation, a Raleigh police spokesman said in an email Tuesday night. He offered no other details about the arrests.

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  • anneonymousone Mar 15, 1:23 p.m.

    I find Lilgtogirl's comment appalling. "This state either needs to get a handle on the problem with minorities or make gun ownership easier for those of us who can hold a job and live by the law."

    You have assigned the state the task of protecting the interests "of those of us who can hold a job and live by the law." Who are the good upstanding white people you refer to here: Ken Lay? Bernie Madoff? Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols? Why do their actions not color your view of white people? And who are those scary minorities of which you speak: Colorblind lifeguards? Good drivers? People who know how to use apostrophes correctly?

    As a white woman, I know that I am statistically more likely to have something to fear from a white man---and probably one I already know--- than from anyone else. Maybe you could throw around the racist cant somewhere else.

    You do not speak for me.

  • beaulahjackson4 Mar 14, 7:47 p.m.

    I hope they get sent to prison here. If they're deported, they'll just sneak across the border again in a few weeks""

    I saw no mention of their citizenship status? why would you assume they were not US citizens?""

    Perhaps the poster you responded to employed simple logic....

  • American56 Mar 14, 5:45 p.m.

    To: Mom120 & NiceNSmooth, Today's N&O page 2B. Federal Immigration officials have placed a detainer on Erick Pardo Martinez because they think the Mexico native is in this country illegally, court records show. Commom_Sensey, I agree with you!!!!!

  • Mom120 Mar 14, 11:33 a.m.

    are they illegal?

  • NiceNSmooth Mar 13, 4:41 p.m.

    I hope they get sent to prison here. If they're deported, they'll just sneak across the border again in a few weeks

    I saw no mention of their citizenship status? why would you assume they were not US citizens?

  • AtALost Mar 13, 3:10 p.m.

    " make gun ownership easier for those of us who can hold a job and live by the law."

    Gun ownership is not hard. If you can't handle the process, I don't think you should have a gun.

  • SFSOLDIER Mar 13, 3:09 p.m.

    This state either needs to get a handle on the problem with minorities or make gun ownership easier for those of us who can hold a job and live by the law. lilgtogirl

    Well said!!

  • AtALost Mar 13, 3:09 p.m.

    Wow...where's all the outrage over crime in Raleigh. I'm the first to admit there's plenty of crime in Durham. But I also recognize the large number of incidents in Raleigh too. Unfortunately, very few "rot in prison". It's too expensive to keep everyone locked up forever and criminals know this. I'll take my chances with 12 over 6.

  • rixida Mar 13, 2:28 p.m.

    I work at a jail and I see little punks like this everyday. They think this kind of stuff is funny because the punishment is not nearly strict enough. Our legal system needs to be re-worked to pass out harsher punishments. Half the time, when I am walking them back to their dorms, they brag about what they have done. They act as if it is a badge of courage. Its really sickening.

    If one of these punks ever visits my property in the middle of the night, uninvited, their will be no warning shots.

  • lilgtogirl Mar 13, 2:27 p.m.

    This state either needs to get a handle on the problem with minorities or make gun ownership easier for those of us who can hold a job and live by the law.

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