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Suspect arrested, charged in Raleigh triple shooting

Posted January 10, 2014

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— A 24-year-old was arrested and charged Friday in connection with a shooting in southeast Raleigh that injured three people Thursday afternoon, police said.

According to police, Joel Fitzgerald Hamlin Jr. was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police responded to the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Coleman and Tipton streets, according to Jim Sughrue, a spokesman for the Raleigh Police Department.

Authorities identified the victims of the shooting as Anthony Marcell McLean Jr., 23, Sandy Lammaric Spence, 29, and Joshua Qurain Walker, 22.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, Sughrue said.

Police haven't said if the shooter and the victims knew one another nor have they commented on a possible motive.

Ligon Middle School, Hunter Elementary School and Carnage Middle School were placed on a lockdown as a precaution, the school system said. It was lifted around 3:15 p.m Thursday.

Hamlin was taken to the Wake County Detention Center.

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  • makeitright Jan 13, 2014

    24 and a convicted felon??
    How long was he in jail for his first felony? 10 minutes?