Raleigh police release 911 audio in shooting that left man to die in Brier Creek parking lot

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
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A 32-year-old man has died after being shot outside of the Barnes and Noble at the Brier Creek shopping center in Raleigh.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A day after a man was shot and left to die in the parking lot of the Barnes & Noble at the Brier Creek shopping center, the Raleigh Police Department released 911 dispatch audio leading up to the police response.

The first caller, who worked at the Bed Bath & Body Works next door to the Barnes & Noble, frantically told dispatch, "[My employee] was walking inside, somebody shot a man in the parking lot." [My employee] came in and started hysterically crying... a woman shot a man,"

Not long after the first call a second came in.

"There is somebody lying on the floor in the street, they're writhing in pain," a second caller told 911 operators. "There's some people trying to help."

Saed Hamad saw the aftermath of the shooting and was nearby as someone tried to conduct CPR on 32-year-old Arlandia Quaadir Parker.

"Somebody came over and started giving him CPR and didn't feel a pulse and they took his backpack and jacket off and that's when we saw a gunshot through his shoulder," Saed Hamad told ABC11 on Friday.

When first responders arrived, they transported Parker to a nearby hospital where he died just a few hours later.

Hamed said a woman who was nearby with a gun was on the phone surrendered herself to police with no conflict.

The Raleigh Police Department has since confirmed that a shooting suspect is in custody but did not clarify if it was a man or woman.

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