Shooting suspect linked to gang

January 1, 2011 

— Police filed attempted murder charges Thursday night against an alleged gang member who has an extensive criminal history, court records show.

Crime investigators have charged Damian Lamar Lott, 23, of 817 Delta St. in Garner with one felony count each of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, court records show.

Police have accused Lott of shooting Steven Donnell King of Raleigh, according to warrants at the Wake County Magistrate's Office.

The shooting occurred Dec. 10 on Rawls Drive in West Raleigh, according to police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan.

Investigators think Lott used a handgun to shoot King "numerous times with the intention of killing him," court records show.

Lott is being held in the Wake County jail without benefit of bail until he makes his first court appearance before a judge on Monday.

State court records indicated that Lott is a member of the United Blood Nation gang. He has pending court cases in Wake County for armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, court records show.

His previous convictions include assault on a female, felony probation violation, communicating threats, felony drug possession, felony possession of counterfeit drugs and trespassing.

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