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Suspect No. 15 Captured in Raleigh Gang Slaying

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Eric Townes
RALEIGH, N.C. — Police on Saturday arrested their last suspect in a drive-by murder  that occurred in June.
Raleigh detectives said they found Eric Townes Jr., 18, in Rhode Island and brought him back to Raleigh early Saturday morning.

Townes is the 15th suspect charged with murder in the gang-related shooting of Jamel Jeffreys on Beauty Avenue.

Police said a three-car caravan drove down the street, and at least two shooters fired at the 19-year -old Jefferys in broad daylight.

Four bullets hit him as he stood outside his home with friends.



John Bachman, Reporter

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