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Posted January 10, 2018 9:40 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 11:15 a.m. EDT

— Two more suspects have been charged in connection with a June shooting in Raleigh that left a former East Carolina University player dead, police said Tuesday.

Police said Ashanti Rahdee Bennet, 33, of 240 S. West Street in Greenville, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Anthony Domonique Lennon, who was shot to death on June 23 in the parking lot of a Bahama Breeze at 3309 Wake Forest Road. Also, police said Jamar Vick Allen, 22, has been charged with conspirary to commit murder in Lennon's slaying.

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Police said the investigation into his death is ongoing.

One woman eating in the restaurant at the time of the shooting said she heard about 10 to 15 shots and saw people running in the parking lot.

Lennon, 24, played on defense and special teams for ECU from 2011 to 2014, finishing his senior season with the fourth-most solo tackles on the team.

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Last month, Clifton Jason Spellmen, 25, of 1431 Portertown Road in Greenville, Jamar Allen and Wantavius Burney Jackson, 25, of 788 Tyree Road in Kinston, were charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder.

Stephanie Chayanne Owens, 19, of 170 Keys Court in Greenville was charged as an accessory after the fact to murder in Lennon’s death but no details about her involvement in the crime were disclose.

Police have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.