RALEIGH — Two men and a woman have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Jose Antonio Baez, who was shot to death Sunday at his home, police reported.
Late Wednesday, Demetrius Lee Morgan, 24, was arrested at the Raleigh North apartments at 1201 Glasscock Street, records show. He was being held without bond at the Wake County Detention Center. Police listed his home address as 3031 Taybel Lane in Raleigh.
Earlier Wednesday, police had charged David Lewis Byrd, 23, and Ernestine DeWanda Hinton, 25, both of Raleigh, with murder in the case, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
A disabled aspiring rap artist, Baez, was shot and killed Sunday night in a Southeast Raleigh house where police were already investigating an armed robbery reported two days before.
Baez, 25, lived at 1113 1/2 Carlisle St., south of Little John Road.
He was shot in the neck, Baezs sister, Anheleta Fermin, 18, said Monday. He pretty much died instantly.
Two days earlier, police were called to an apartment in the house following 911 reports of an armed robbery. Doctor Aal-Nubiaimhoteppokorohamz, 27, reported that someone bashed him in the head with a handgun and then robbed him of his .40-caliber handgun, $140 in cash and an Apple MacBook Pro computer, Sughrue said Monday.
The robbery occurred around midnight Thursday.
Tuesday night, Raleigh police arrested Dominique Marquel McLaughlin, 20, of 1204 Brighton Road, Raleigh, a Wake Tech student according to an arrest report.
After questioning at the departments detective division, McLaughlin was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon for threatening use of a gun and held on a $103,000 bond.
They robbed my brother, but they were asking for (Baez), said Aal-Nubiaimhoteppokorohamzs sister, Sonja Aal-Nubia, who called 911.
Fermin said Baez went by the rapper name Joe Dinero. She said he was well-known in hip-hop music circles and venues that feature rap artists.
Baez was 17 when he moved to Raleigh from New York with his mother and two younger sisters nearly eight years ago. Fermin said Baez had worked hard to overcome his disabilities, which included blindness in one eye and a heart condition.
He was the father of a 2-year-old daughter.