Police arrest third suspect in Raleigh murder on Pebble Beach Drive

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Xavier Dawu Murrell
Xavier Dawu Murrell

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Raleigh police have arrested a third man involved in a fatal shooting on Pebble Beach Drive last week.

Authorities have charged 19-year-old Xavier Dawu Murrell with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center.

Last week, police charged 18-year-old Cresyan Tyrek Scurlock and 19-year-old in connection with the death of Taheem Ivory Lassiter.

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Eric Lamont Dillard
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Two people were killed in back-to-back shootings within three hours of each other on the night of Aug. 1.

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The first shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of Pebble Beach Drive, in the northeast part of the city. 21-year-old Taheem Ivory Lassiter died of his injuries.

Police said the shootings do not appear to be connected.