Rising N.C. State freshman Quentin Brown was talking on his cell phone outside his dorm on Hillsborough Street 10 days ago when, he said, a car approached him with three men that asked him for money and then shot him.
"He was like, 'Give me everything in your pocket,'" Brown said. "That's when he pulled out his gun and fired off a shot. It bounced off my arm and grazed me a little bit. I got a little scar. He backed up, fired off another shot and it worked. That's when he ran."
Police believe the same men also robbed a man at a bookstore on Hillsborough Street and another in front of a nightclub in Cary; and stole a car from a woman behind a Durham bar.
One of the suspects, Rasheed Muslim, 17, appeared in court Tuesday. Muslim faces nine charges in connection with the crimes.
Police are looking for two other suspects -- Justin Waddell, 18, and Isiah Robinson, 32.
"They should be treated as armed and dangerous, obviously with the crimes we've obtained warrants for," said Sgt. Stacy Deans of the Raleigh Police Department. "We'd ask anyone with any information to contact the Raleigh Police Department."
Police agencies in Raleigh, Cary and Durham are working together to solve the cases. They are investigating whether the suspects are connected to other crimes in the area and whether they have gang ties.
Muslim is being held on a $1 million bond