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Apex police arrest two linked to Raleigh shooting

Posted June 3

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— After about an hour-long search that saw Apex residents asked to stay indoors Friday afternoon, police arrested two men wanted in connection to a shooting in Raleigh.

Raleigh police said Shelton Dion Amerson, 22, and Marcus Anthony Greene, 17, are suspects in a shooting Thursday night on North Raleigh Boulevard that left a man with a chest wound.

The pair were pulled over by Apex police Friday afternoon near the intersection of Tingen Road and Apex Peakway, but they made a break for it. While officers gave chase, Apex Police Capt. Anne Stephens asked area residents to remain indoors. Students at a YMCA program being held at Apex Elementary were kept indoors as well, although parents were able to pick up their children.

"To be safe for the community, it was best that everybody shelter in place and not come through the area where we were," said Apex Police Department Capt. Ann Stephens. "Our first concern is always with the community's safety."

Both Amerson and Greene have criminal records. Amerson's most recent arrest came in May 2015 on charges of speeding, driving without a license and fleeing to elude arrest. Greene was charged in October 2015 with breaking and entering a vehicle and possession of cocaine.


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  • Paul Weaver Jun 4, 5:55 p.m.
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    Can't help but wonder if the 348 people that had their drug sentences commuted by Obama were fine, upstanding citizens like these young men.

  • William Mitchell Jun 4, 11:44 a.m.
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    I would post an opinion based upon facts and 23 years of experience with similar "personalities", however WRAL would simply refuse to allow it so why bother. If your ideas are not in lock step with WRAL they claim your views are offensive....aka "Liberal vs. Conservative"

  • Jj Parker Jun 3, 7:46 p.m.
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    Lock them up and throw away the key!!!

    They are old enough to know right from wrong and they continue to do wrong..

    They only go further downhill from here.

    Great job to all LEO's and anyone involved in arresting and containing these fine upstanding young citizens!!!