Charges filed in crash with gunshot victim

Car involved in wreck and shooting in a Raleigh neighborhood

May 13, 2011 8:06:06 PM PDT
A section of New Hope Road at Woodlawn and Fawn Glen drives in north Raleigh had to be closed off early Friday morning as police investigated a two-car accident.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of New Hope Road when an allegedly intoxicated driver and passenger rear-ended another car, according to authorities.

Police charged driver Andre Jovan Grover Friday evening with DWI, driving with a revoked license and failure to reduce speed.

Grover's passenger, Andre Tyrell Burnett, had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his head. Police say the injury preceeded the crash. It is unclear if the people in the other car were injured.

A homeowner, who lives near the crash site, told ABC11 that apparently the wounded man tried to break into his house following the accident.

"I heard the door when he kicked it in and he came upstairs, so I asked what was wrong," homeowner Gregory Hunter said. "He said 'Save, save me,' so I said, 'Well sir, hold on a minute, you need to get back out of here because you are dripping blood all over my house.' It's shocking real shocking. It's more so for my kid and wife. They are still terrified by that."

The wounded man then left and went door to door, while bleeding, leaving a gruesome trail behind.

"I'm still making sense out of it," homeowner Carlo Brnarte said. "Obviously I'm still shaking about it. I will try to decipher what really happened. Because things are just beginning too ... I'm still making sense of it, as of this moment."

Police eventually caught up with Burnett, but officers at the scene said they had trouble communicating with him and Grover. The pair were taken to the hospital.

One woman told ABC11 that her family heard five gunshots blocks away at the time of the crash.

Police say Burnett and Grover may have been coming from a club when the accident happened. It is unclear if the incident is related to a fight that broke out at Capital VIP Club almost an hour earlier.

Police spokesperson Jim Sughrue says the crash investigation is complete, but the investigation of the assault and other elements of the case is continuing. New Hope Road reopened to traffic around 7 a.m. Friday morning.

Anyone with information that might be of assistance to detectives is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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