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Man Charged in Shooting of Convenience-Store Clerk

He was arrested following a second store hold-up and police chase in Raleigh Tuesday night.

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Kendrecus Marquell Williams, charged in convenience store shooting
WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A Raleigh man faces charges in connection with the shooting of a Wake Forest convenience store clerk two weeks ago, police said Wednesday.

Kendrecus Marquall Williams, 20, of 505 E. Davie St., Apartment C, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held in the Wake County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Police charged that Williams was the gunman who shot Samir Patel at the Quality Food Mart, at 2206 S. Main St. in Wake Forest, during a Feb. 29 robbery before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Police searched the neighborhoods near the convenience store for several hours, but turned up few leads.

Tuesday evening, two men held up a Handy Hugo's convenience store at 6922 Buffaloe Road and led Wake County deputies on a high-speed chase, authorities said.

The suspects' car crashed on New Hope Road near Capital Boulevard. One man was arrested at the scene of the wreck, and the other was apprehended inside a Capital Ford building nearby, authorities said.

One of the pair matched the description of the man who shot Patel, police said, and they gathered enough evidence to charge Williams with the crime.

Williams also was charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the Buffaloe Road robbery.

Daniel Antonio Sanders, 27, of 603 S. West St., was charged with armed robbery in the Buffaloe Road robbery. He was being held in the Wake County Jail on a $125,000 bond.


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