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Cab driver robbed, shot in southeast Raleigh

Posted May 27, 2009 6:20 a.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2009 4:54 p.m. EDT

— Police are investigating the robbery and shooting of a cab driver outside a southeast Raleigh apartment complex Wednesday morning.

Juan Rayo-Reyes, 27, a driver for Taxi Fiesta, was shot twice outside Birch Ridge Apartments, at 1224 Angelus Drive, around 5 a.m., Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.



He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. He was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

Sughrue said Rayo-Reyes told investigators that three men dressed in black had approached him, robbed him and then shot him. Police do not know what exactly was taken.

The shooting comes on the heels of a homicide that happened about a mile away, on Haywood Street, Monday night. Rodriquez D’Shay Burrell, 18, was shot multiple times, police said. He died at WakeMed.

Investigators have not identified suspects in either case but said Wednesday that they do not believe the two are related.

Police ask that anyone with any information about either case to call the department's Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.

Burrell's shooting has prompted community leaders to organize a prayer vigil and rally at noon on Saturday at the corner of South Haywood and East Cabarrus streets to talk about the recent violence and how to keep it from happening.