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Warrant: Ammunition found at recording studio

Posted April 6, 2010 10:15 a.m. EDT
Updated April 6, 2010 1:27 p.m. EDT

— Police found 15 rounds of ammunition inside a recording studio frequented by a Knightdale rapper charged in a fatal shooting last month, according to a search warrant released Monday.

Rajal Amed Wisdom Jr., 22, Rajal Amed Wisdom Sr., 45, and Mariah Wisdom, 17, all of 101 Elmridge Drive in Knightdale, are charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a March 21 shooting at the intersection of Skycrest Drive and Southall Road in Raleigh.

Police said the suspects targeted Kalife I. Johnson, 19, who sources said was in a romantic relationship with Mariah Wisdom. They shot Johnson and Nigel J. Ellison, 18, and Ellison died of his injuries.

Rajal Wisdom Jr. has released several songs under his rap name, "Real Dynamite," and police searched the studio of local music label Hazardous LLC on March 22 as part of their investigation.

Police also searched the Wisdoms' home, where they seized shotgun shells, various documents, latex gloves and medications, according to a search warrant. A search of a 2004 Nissan Armada owned by the Wisdoms turned up two knives, a cell phone and various documents, according to a search warrant.