15-year-old Leesville High School student dies days after being shot in Raleigh near Moore Square

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Suspect now facing murder charge in shooting death of 15-year-old
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Steven Mark Stanley, 22, was arrested on October 23 in connection with the shooting.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 15-year-old critically injured during a shooting in broad daylight on Oct. 23 died days later at UNC Children's Hospital.

The boy's father identified him as Shamar Leverette.

The shooting happened right next to Moore Square in Raleigh in between South Person Street near East Martin Street.

Steven Mark Stanley, 22, was arrested last Monday in connection with the shooting. His charges were upgraded when Leverette died. In addition to the murder charge, he has also been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Steven Mark Stanley
Raleigh Police Department

Leverette's father said his son was a student at Leesville High School. He said he did not know Stanley and had no idea what could've led up to the shooting.

"All I know is there's a boy in the morgue and a man in jail," father Tracy Montague said.

Shamar Leverette, 15, was shot near Moore Square in Raleigh. He died in the hospital days later.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone who believes they may have information that might assist this investigation is asked to visit Crimestoppers for anonymous reporting options or call (919) 996-1193.

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