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Wreck victim who banged on doors had been shot

Posted May 15, 2011

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— A wreck victim who banged on the doors of Raleigh homes early Friday had been shot, Raleigh police said.

Police said that Andre Jovan Grover, of 211 Morning Drive in Mount Olive, was driving north at 80 mph along New Hope Road when he struck the back of another vehicle going the speed limit.

Grover's passenger, Andre Tyrell Burnett, 25, of Kenansville, got out of the car and started banging on the doors of homes along Fawn Glen Drive, police said.

One homeowner said that Burnett kicked in the door of his house and came upstairs, yelling for help and bleeding from the head.

Police said that Burnett had been shot. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the circumstances in which Burnett was shot.

Anyone with information that might be of assistance to detectives is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

Grover was charged with driving impaired, driving with a revoked license and failure to reduce speed. State Department of Correction records show he was convicted of speeding to elude arrest in 2009.


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  • Gnathostomata May 16, 2011

    Ring the bell and wait for an invitation to enter. Period. Any other access will render you immobile. Period. If you had the energy to go door to door you had the ability to await the law and ask their assistance and not endanger yourself further. Sounds as if you made many unsound decisions that particular evening. Be very thankful you lived to tell about it.

  • yabo2k3 May 16, 2011

    If he broke into my house, he would be lying there dead. No question asked. My life and my family's life is in eminent danger if you enter un-welcomed and by breaking in the door.

    Rational? It is because they were already breaking the law when he got shot. Calling 911 is the first thing to do. The reason it wasn't is because they were in crack town dealing or gangbanging.

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  • pebbles262004 May 16, 2011

    He's lucky he didn't get shot again!

  • NCAries May 16, 2011

    THey were from Mount Olive and Kenansville. They may not have known the area well enough to find a hospital. Kicking in a door, chancing getting killed sounds desperate to me.

  • Scared of Raleigh May 16, 2011

    All these "rational" people who would calmly act when they've been shot and are being rushed to the hospital by a friend who then wrecks their car. Of course they would handle things calmly and rationally while bleeding profusely and use their cell phones that didn't get thrown from their hand on impact. Of course they would seek medical assistance from 911 in the middle of the night on a house lined road from someone other than people in the houses. Of course they would have calmly found some other means of assistance instead of freaking out as they would in real life. How silly to think otherwise from the ivory towers we look down from!

  • Glass Half Full May 16, 2011

    This whole thing still doesn't smell right, however, had the fellow broken in my door in the wee hours of the morning and entered yelling I'd hate to think what the outcome would have been.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning May 16, 2011

    Well said rebecca7. Journalists hopefully ask these questions. They should at least mention them and why there was no answer (i.e. unclear or police wouldn't say).

  • justcommonsense May 16, 2011

    Sounds to me like they were involved in an altercation somewhere, one got shot and the buddy was rushing to get away from the scene and/or get his buddy some medical help. Thus causing an accident with another motorist.

    Then the shot guy goes door to door to seek help and with no response kicks in someone's door. Lucky for him this homeowner didn't open up.

    Not a smart move on the "victim's" part in so doing, not a smart move for his buddy to be driving drunk and with revoked license...not smart for either to be in circumstances to cause all this.

  • rebecca7 May 16, 2011

    So, the passenger of car A (which was going 80 mph and hit another vehicle), had been shot in the head, got out of the car after the wreck and kicked someones door down for help? Where was the driver of car A? Was car A trying to get his shot passenger to a hospital? Where was car B that was hit by car A? I'm confused. Have I missed something?