Pair shot after leaving downtown bar

May 12, 2008 5:51:21 PM PDT
Two armed robbers shot the two people as they were sitting in their car on West Davie Street early Monday morning.

Paint marks the spot where the victims were sitting in their car, after bars in the warehouse district closed.

Despite doing everything the robbers demanded they were still shot.

When Todd Forbes appeared before a Wake County magistrate judge Monday afternoon, he said he had nothing to do with the robbery and the shooting.

But police say Forbes and Quentin Holloway were caught red handed.

"Officers responded to the sound of gunshots. They did observe suspects fleeing from the area," Raleigh Police Department Sgt. Anthony McLeod said.

Sitting a parking lot next to the depot entertainment complex, the victims, two Raleigh men ages 22 and 23, were approached by robbers armed with high powered handguns.

They were told to give up their jewelry and money.

"They did those things and they were still shot," McLeod said.

Forbes, 29, and Holloway, 28, are both charged with the shooting and armed robbery.

EMT's arrived on the scene quickly to treat both victims. One was shot in both legs. The other was shot in one leg.

Luckily three Raleigh officers --members of the gang unit-- were working off duty at nearby clubs.

"They heard the gunshots. They responded. They assessed the situation," McLeod said. "They made the arrests and they were able to save the victims from further harm and danger."

Investigators say because both suspects were from Durham, they may not have been familiar with the police presence at Raleigh nightclubs.

Officers say they not only caught the suspects but got their guns and recovered the items that were stolen.

Those, according to these court documents, included two medallions. One depicted a praying Jesus and the other the Last Supper.

Holloway is reportedly an ex-con, so he will also be charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.


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