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Knightdale man shot; three arrested

Posted January 6, 2011 5:29 a.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2011 9:39 a.m. EST

— Knightdale police arrested three men after an 18-year-old was shot in the head Wednesday night in the area of Laurens Way and Parkside Commons Drive.

Police said Torrahn Hughes and two friends were walking along Laurens Way around 8 p.m. As they approached Parkside Commons Drive, a man ran up to them and fired three to four shots from a handgun, police said.

Hughes was shot in the head and taken to WakeMed Hospital, where he was in critical condition Thursday morning.

The suspect ran to a gray vehicle, got in the passenger side and the vehicle sped off, police said.

Authorities arrested three Wendell men and charged them in the shooting.

Maurice Devon Jenkins, 20, was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Emanuel Devon Young, 20, and Rayshawn Delano Austin, 24, were each charged with accessory after the fact of attempted murder.

All three men were transported to the Wake County jail for processing. No other information was released.