Raleigh police respond to reports of a shooting, find man dead in driveway of newly built house

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
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Raleigh Police Department responded to reports of a shooting shortly before noon and found a man was found dead in the driveway.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man was found dead in the driveway of a newly built house in Raleigh.

Raleigh Police Department responded to reports of a shooting shortly before noon on 1523 Justice Union Court, which is a road in a new development off Old Milburnie Road located in the easternmost part of the city.

Many of the residents have only been living in their homes a couple weeks. They were shocked to find out their neighborhood is at the center of a homicide investigation.

"It's terrifying because usually my son is in the backyard playing soccer and good thing he wasn't there when it happened," said Emi Dixey, who just moved to Raleigh from Massachusetts two weeks ago.

She and her family are still getting settled in.

"It's cheaper over here and we were thinking it's better for our family," she said.

Video from Chopper11 shows a homicide investigation unfolding in the newly constructed 540 West community

Several contractors are now part of the investigation so is the bullet hole that pierced the back of one couple's home. They've only lived here a week.

Chinedu Iheonu and his family also moved in a week ago. He's a first-time homebuyer who chose this community to raise his kids. He's now calling on community developers to act fast.

"Right now, I don't feel safe," he said. "I ask the management of this neighborhood to put every security in place for the people to stay here and stay safe."

These concerns are felt by many as an investigation shuts down a main road into their community.

" I hope it settles down and doesn't happen again," said Dixey.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP.