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Man charged in New Year's Day shooting in Raleigh

Posted January 7, 2010 10:27 a.m. EST

— Police on Thursday charged a man in a New Year's Day shooting outside a Raleigh hotel that wounded three people.

Michael Charles Sloan, 21, was arrested in Durham by members of the Raleigh Police Department's Fugitive Squad and was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

At about 3 a.m. on Jan. 1, police said, a group of people going into the Hilton Garden Inn, at 6412 Capital Blvd., near Interstate 540, began arguing with another group that was leaving. Someone pulled out a gun and began firing, police said.

Jeffrey Laquan Whitley, 29, was seriously wounded, but his condition was unknown Thursday. James Louis Boone, 18, and Kenneth Houston Boone, 19, were treated at WakeMed and released.