Raleigh shooting suspects have criminal pasts

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comApril 26, 2012 

— Two of the three men police charged Wednesday with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in Northeast Raleigh have previous convictions for armed robbery and serious violent crimes in Rocky Mount.

Meanwhile, police reported Wednesday afternoon that a fourth suspect, Pedro Dashawn Bulluck, 20, remains at large.

Daquain Rashad Richardson, 21; Anthony Levon Deans, 19 and Tyson Davis, 21, have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Daniel Lavon Norris, 26, early Tuesday.

All five of the men are from Rocky Mount. Norris was acquainted with at least one of the suspects, said Jim Sughrue, a police spokesman, on Wednesday.

Police say the shooting was not random, but they have not yet disclosed a motive. A 911 caller described the incident as a robbery and shooting.

Just after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, police found Norris wounded inside a two-story home at 4401 Waterbury Road that he had recently started renting after moving from Rocky Mount. Norris family said he was hoping to start an income tax service in Raleigh.

He was the father of two young sons and served three years in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Rocky Mount High School.

Suspect Richardson was released from prison in December after serving nearly three years for conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Ten days before he was charged with first-degree murder, police charged Richardson with careless and reckless driving and resisting an officer, state records show.

Davis has a May 2 court date in Edgecombe County for felony possession of marijuana. His only other charges are for traffic violations and driving while impaired, state records show.

Deans has previous convictions for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property and firing a firearm in an occupied building, after he discharged a weapon last year in a Raleigh nightclub, state records show.

Last April in Edgecombe County, prosecutors allowed Deans to plead guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after he was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. One month later, Edgecombe prosecutors dismissed a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury against Deans when a witness refused to cooperate, state records show.

Police charged Richardson with more than 15 counts of armed robbery in 2008. The charges were dismissed and Richardson pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and was released from custody on Dec. 18, state records show.

Police are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of Bulluck to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP or their local law enforcement agency. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

News researcher Peggy Neal contributed to this report.

McDonald: 919-829-4533

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