3 charged in string of Raleigh BB gun shootings

From left, Malik Keivon Brown, Keontae Green and Keenan Joshua Byrd. (Raleigh Police Department)

Raleigh Police said Thursday that three people are in custody in a string of BB gun shootings that date to December.

Keenan Joshua Byrd, 21, Malik Keivon Brown, 22, and Keontae Green, 20, have been charged with multiple accounts of assault and damage to property.

Police said that since December 15, more than 25 cars have been damaged and numerous innocent people have been shot by pellets.

The most recent incident happened Wednesday about 5:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of East Millbrook Road.

When officers got there, they found a man with an injury to the back of his head and damage to his vehicle. The victim was taken to WakeMed for treatment.

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Police said the three suspects are tied to at least five other incidents:
  • January 11 incident in the 2300 block of New Hope Church Road;

  • January 19 incident at Capital Motors, located at 2757 Capital Blvd.;

  • January 24 incident in the 4800 block of Tapers Drive;

  • January 26 incident in the 4800 block of Tapers Drive; and

  • January 30 incident in the 3300 block of Vinson Court;


Byrd, Brown, and Green are being held in the Wake County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.
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