Raleigh police seek 2 suspects after fatal shooting during break-in

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comOctober 31, 2012 

— Alfonso Canjay was a very, very hardworking man.

The black, Ford F-150 parked alongside his mobile home in northeast Raleigh Wednesday was loaded down – a wheelbarrow atop the cab, a load of pine straw in the bed, ladders and grass trimmers on the side. A trailer hitched to the back of the truck was weighted down with broken gray cinder blocks and landscaping tools.

Neighbors say Canjay, 42, of 6100 Dog Trott Court, was shot to death early Wednesday when someone tried to break into his gray Ford Focus.

Police towed the car from the Foxhall Village Park where the shooting occurred but have not confirmed the motive for the shooting that killed the married father of five.

Investigators are searching for two suspects, both Hispanic males described as being in their late 20s and standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. One suspect was last seen wearing a blue-gray hooded sweatshirt. The second was bald and also wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Police provided no further identifying characteristics such as scars, facial hair or tattoos.

Police were dispatched just before 1 a.m. to the 6100 block of Foxhall Village Road at the 60-acre Foxhall Village mobile home park off Buffalo Road.

The young woman who had called 911 Wednesday told a dispatcher that her mother was awakened by the sound of gunfire from somewhere near the mobile home park’s entrance, according to the recording made public Wednesday.

More neighbors were awakened when a parade of police arrived, knocking on doors and asking if anyone had seen or heard anything. They were at the scene until 8 a.m. collecting evidence.

Canjay had been living there with his family for more than three years. Deep-red roses, along with gray-potted yellow and purple flowers lined the sidewalk leading to the front door.

His neighbors described him as a quiet, family man. Most mornings, they would see him and his wife climb inside the Ford truck to begin another workday.

Police are urging anyone with information that might assist the investigation to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or to go to the Crime Stoppers website at www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for instructions on reporting a tip online or by text message. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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