Police hunt for Raleigh hotel murder suspect after chase

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Brandon Xavier Hill (Credit: Raleigh Police Department)

Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a murder suspect that led police on a multiple-county chase early Sunday morning.

Brandon Xavier Hill, 29, is wanted for the murder of Dwayne Garvey. Garvey, 27, was found shot to death at a Crabtree Valley Mall area hotel Friday. April Lynn Holland, 22, was also killed.
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The chase began in Raleigh and ended at Bentwood Apartments on Junction Road. Police told our crew on the scene Sunday morning that Hill fired shots at officers. Later in the day, police told ABC11 that claim was "unsubstantiated."

According to police, Brittany Jenzell Hooks, 27, was driving the vehicle involved in the chase. She was arrested and charged with felony speeding to elude and taken to the Wake County Detention Center.

Brittany Jenzell Hooks, 27



On Saturday, police arrested Seaga Edward Gillard, 28, and charged him with one count of murder in connection to the death of Holland.

Seaga Edward Gillard, 28


A GoFundMe has been set up by one of Holland's family members for funeral expenses.

Hill should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who believes they know of Hill's present whereabouts or who believes they have seen him today is asked to call 911 immediately.

Those with other information that might assist the investigation of the case are asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for email and text reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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