Police arrest alleged murder suspect

April 18, 2009 9:41:22 AM PDT
Raleigh Police have named a suspect in the murder of a Raleigh teen. Raleigh Police have arrested Chandler Cooley-Davis Avery, also known as "Chant", for the murder of Calvin Eric Dae, Jr.

On Monday, police announced their search for Avery, because they said they believed he could have knowledge about Dae's murder. Initially, police said Avery was not charged with the murder, but that he was wanted for failing to appear in court on traffic related charges.

But, Raleigh Public Information Officer Police Jim Sughrue says through the investigation homicide detectives developed probable cause that led to an arrest warrant charging Avery with Dae's murder. Dae was found dead inside a 1996 Cadillac in the 7200 block of Parrot Drive on April 9 around 10:30 p.m. when officers responded to a call concerning a single-vehicle crash.

The investigation of the case is continuing.


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