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Knightdale father, son arrested on murder charges

A Knightdale father and son wanted on murder charges were arrested Thursday in Alpharetta, Ga., authorities said.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Knightdale father and son wanted on murder charges were arrested Thursday in Alpharetta, Ga., authorities said.

Police said Rajal Amed Wisdom Jr., 22, his father, Rajal Amed Wisdom Sr., 45, and his sister Mariah Wisdom, 17, all of 101 Elmridge Drive in Knightdale, all played roles in a shooting Sunday night in Raleigh.

All three face charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Nigel J. Ellison, 18, and Kalife I. Johnson, 19, were shot Sunday evening at the intersection of Skycrest Drive and Southall Road in Raleigh.

Ellison was pronounced dead at WakeMed, authorities said. Johnson was treated and released.

Investigators said the suspects knew the victims. Sources close to the victims told WRAL News on Tuesday that Johnson was in a romantic relationship with Mariah Wisdom. Her mother declined to comment.

Mariah Wisdom was arrested on Tuesday. Her father and brother were being held at the Fulton County jail in Georgia, officials said.

Rajal Wisdom Jr. is also known by his rap name, "Real Dynamite." He has released several songs under the local music label Hazardous LLC.

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