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Man arrested after shooting at hotel near Crabtree Valley Mall

Posted January 17, 2018 11:19 p.m. EST
Updated January 18, 2018 4:50 p.m. EST

— Raleigh police arrested a man Thursday and charged him in connection to a shooting at a north Raleigh hotel.

Police were called to the Embassy Suites at 4700 Creedmoor Road, near Crabtree Valley Mall, just before 10:30 p.m.

They found David Andrew Watkins, 24, with a serious injury. He was taken to WakeMed, and he was expected to survive, police said.

Police on Thursday arrested Ezekiel Jennings Brown, 46, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Brown, of 18 Raleigh Court in Dallas, Ga., was arrested at Clouds Brewery off Raleigh's Glenwood Avenue.

Police are continuing to gather evidence about the crime, and they asked that anyone with information about what happened call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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