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Murder Case Dropped Against Known Gang Member

A Superior Court judge on Monday dropped a murder charge against a known gang member.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Superior Court judge on Monday dropped a murder charge against a known gang member.

Eric Raymond Chambers, who police said was a Bloods gang member, was charged with murder in the Nov. 10, 2006, shooting death of Shamonte Miguel Pair.

Wake County prosecutors had filed for a motion to continue the case, because witnesses were uncooperative. But the motion was denied, and the case went to trial.

Judge Carl Fox dismissed it Monday after prosecutors were unable to call witnesses to testify at trial. But charges could be reinstated if the witnesses or other evidence become available.

Pair's body was found on the front porch of a house on Joe Louis Avenue. Police said he had been involved in a shootout several hours earlier on Malta Ave. and fled the area on foot after crashing a car into a tree.

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