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Suspect arrested in Raleigh shooting

Posted June 25, 2008 10:30 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2008 8:53 p.m. EDT

— Police on Wednesday charged a man in a recent shooting that left one woman dead and a man injured.

Jay Cee Flippen, 21, was already in custody at the Wake County Jail on unrelated charges when he was arrested Wednesday, police said. His last known address was not released.

Flippen is charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The charges stem from the June 10 shooting death of 21-year-old Ryan Nicole Bryant at South Blount and Lee streets. Jermaine Shawon Tyson, 17, was also shot, but his injuries were non-life-threatening.

Witnesses said Bryant and Tyson were standing on the sidewalk at the intersection when the shooting occurred. Many said they initially thought the gunshots were firecrackers going off.

Bryant lived on Lee Street. She was the mother of a 6-year-old boy, neighbors said.

Police continue to investigate the case.