Suspects charged in motel shooting

May 1, 2008 2:02:03 PM PDT
Shots rang out outside a InTown Suites shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff Deputies had been following a suspect and two others who eventually stopped their car in the motel parking lot.

"We had a warrant for a subject who was involved in some drug transactions. We followed him into here. That's when we attempted to make the arrest. That's when the problems happened. That's when the shooting broke out." Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.

Marcus Antonio Williams, 21 was one of the suspects shot during the encounter. His injuries were not life threatening. When he is released from the hospital, he will be served with the outstanding warrants for trafficking in cocaine by transportation, trafficking in cocaine by possession and two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.

Randy Lorentz Williams, 45 and Akeem Holder Evans, 18 have been charged with trafficking in cocaine by transportation, trafficking in cocaine by possession and conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

Evans has also been charged with maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. His bond is set at $500,000.

Williams' bond is set for $275,000.

Many motel guests heard the shots. Some are not surprised about the violence and say the area is a common place for drug transactions.

"Had to figure it was a shooting, something of that nature. There's been a lot of activity around here lately," said Cresson Brown a motel guest. "A lot of drug activity, it was police out here last week with a K-9 unit."

Master Deputies G. Barnes and J. Vaughn, the two deputies involved in the shooting, have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is sorted out by the State Bureau of Investigation.

"I'm not going to get into that because the SBI is investigating. We'll let them talk to you about that. They are investigating," Harrison said.


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