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Three arrested in Raleigh food mart murder

Posted October 7, 2015 10:55 p.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2015 12:52 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police arrested three men Thursday in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man died late Wednesday outside a convenience store on Rock Quarry Road.

Deeshone Lamont Jamal Gilmore, 23, Anthony Craven Webster, 21, and Tyshad Jabar Lawson, 18, were arrested Thursday and charged with murder. All three men are being held at the Wake County Detention Center.

Officers responded to the Zee's Food Mart, at 810 Rock Quarry Road, at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. They found Demetrious Delmenta Johnson had been shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Johnson was not an employee of the store.

The owner of Zee's Food Mart said that Johnson was a regular customer and never caused any trouble.

Police did not say whether Gilmore, of 1917 Peach Creek Court, knew the victim or what led them to suspect him.

Nieasha Hill, 23, who lives near the store, said that crime had been increasing in the area.

"People come to this store a lot, and they don’t know who’s doing what," she said.

Lizbeth Jibier, who works in a shop across the street from Zee's, said her cousin was on duty at the time of the shooting.

"They heard noises and people were running. There was a lot of police, so he just closed the door," Jibier said.

She added that her family was considering a move.

"They put cameras up, but it’s not enough," she said. "It’s not safe for us."

The owner of Zee's Food Mart said that he gave police surveillance video from camera mounted around the store.