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3 charged in fatal shooting of teen in east Raleigh

Posted February 13, 2020 5:26 a.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2020 10:01 a.m. EST

— Three men were charged in the Feb. 12 shooting and death of of a 17-year-old, Raleigh police said.

Trampus Malik Brodie, 21, Santiago Alejandro Pacheco, 19, and James Carlos Jarquin, 18, have been charged with murder after Zaequan Deloatch was shot to death near New Bern Avenue.

Zaequan Deloatch

The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. at Rogers Farm Drive and Rogers Lane. Officials said Deloatch ran to 5354 Duckling Way, where first responders found him.

A witness told WRAL News that he heard six shots, then came upon the teen, lying in a pool of blood and unconscious, and called 911. Deloatch was rushed to WakeMed, where he died, police said Thursday.

Brodie was arrested Monday, and Pacheco and Jarquin were arrested on Sunday. Brodie and Pacheco were charged with murder. Jarquin was charged with murder and possession of firearm by a felon.

James Carlos Jarquin, Santiago Alejandro Pacheco and Trampus Malik Brodie

The three were being held at the Wake County Detention Center.

According to arrest records, Jarquin was charged with carrying a concealed weapon on Jan. 10 and violating probation in June.

Police did not share a motive in Deloatch's killing.

Dayle Oakley, a special education teacher who had Deloatch in elementary school, remembered him as a compassionate child.

"He was one who wanted to do the right thing," she said.

"It really took me back. It was sad. You don't hear about students at 17 years old dying from a gunshot wound. That was something that really shocked me. It really bothered me all morning."

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