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Wake Forest shooting ruled an accident

Posted November 28, 2012

— Police said Wednesday that they have determined a Tuesday afternoon shooting that led to a manhunt in Wake Forest and three arrests was an accident.

The shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at Autocare & Quick Lube, 303 E. Roosevelt Ave. Truman Lyons, 20, was shot in the leg, and three men fled the scene in a car, officials said.

Officers stopped an older-model Volvo that matched the description of the car in the shooting on Loghouse Street in the Crenshaw Hall subdivision a short time later. The driver was detained, but the other two men ran off.

One was arrested around 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Carolina Ale House. A manhunt ensued for the third, who was captured 20 minutes later inside the freezer of a soon-to-open Buffalo Brothers restaurant on Retail Drive, officials said.

Investigators have determined that Lyons was in the car with the other three men and that he shot himself in the leg while inspecting a handgun, officials said Tuesday. The other men fled after a wounded Lyons stumbled out of the car.

Anthony Evans and Branden Dinkins, no ages or addresses available, have been charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. Both men were being held Tuesday in the Wake County jail under $1,500 bonds.

The driver of the car, whose name hasn't been released, hasn't been charged, but officials said the case remains under investigation and that more charges are pending.

Lyons was taken to WakeMed for treatment.

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  • piene2 Nov 28, 6:29 p.m.

    "Investigators have determined that Lyons was in the car with the other three men and that he shot himself in the leg while inspecting a handgun, "

    Excellent, really excellent! Another six gun toting Yahoo shot himself. At least he did not manage to shoot any innocent bystanders and hopefully the cops have confiscated the six gun. Hopefully it will be melted down and made in to a paper weight.

  • acp327 Nov 28, 5:46 p.m.

    If other LE agencies were not called in to help with this "accident" , this would NEVER have made the news. Wake Forest officials would have made sure of that. Heck, there was at least one helicopter flying over where I live for over 45 minutes. But, hey, accidents happen...lol.

  • southerntalent Nov 28, 3:39 p.m.

    amazed on the news last night had em rounded up within an hour and a half seemed like a great job by wfpd,wonder why the story ifs getting buried now

  • acp327 Nov 28, 3:34 p.m.

    Quote from monami "Some accident with one of the involved parties being found (hiding) in a freezer! Hinky!"

    I so agree with you. Sadly, I believe the news media adds to this problem. I believe they know the truth but are silenced, to fluff the story. Okay, obviously this will not be posted but the truth is the truth.

  • monami Nov 28, 3:13 p.m.

    "A manhunt ensued for the third, who was captured 20 minutes later inside the freezer of a soon-to-open Buffalo Brothers restaurant on Retail Drive, officials said."

    Some accident with one of the involved parties being found (hiding) in a freezer! Hinky!

  • Lovemy2kids Nov 28, 3:00 p.m.

    If it was a so called "Accident" then why did the other two men run from the police? Someone is hiding the truth and I am thinking it is the WFPD!!!!!

  • btneast Nov 28, 2:55 p.m.

    ALL hand guns require registration in ALL counties in NC

    I do not think that is correct. To buy a hand gun, you have to get a permit in that county, but if you already own one, you do not have to register it.

  • btneast Nov 28, 2:54 p.m.

    Well if you live in Durham you have to register your handgun if you intend on carrying it in Durham. I think Durham is the only county requiring registration of hand guns .

    ....and how is that working out?

  • jarhead762 Nov 28, 2:07 p.m.

    The only county in the state that actually requires handgun registration after purchase is Durham county. The permit to legally carry is an altogether seperate issue.

  • acp327 Nov 28, 2:04 p.m.

    Quoting JAT "something weird is going on here".

    I agree. There is a lot going on weird in Wake Forest when it comes to disclosing actual incidents like these. Interesting FACT, the police department in Wake Forest, decides when they will or WILL NOT write up and incident report. Therefore, the crime rate reported by Wake Forest Police Department is inaccurate. (In all fairness I'm not sure what entity in Wake Forest implemented this insane decision).

    I strongly believe it is an attempt to draw as many people to Wake Forest as possible and by not providing records or incidents it makes it look sooooo desirable. Wake Forest IS desirable, very desirable, but to LIE, imo, about true crime statistics is just crazy.

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