Man convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 shooting of Enloe High student

January 24, 2013 

FROM STAFF REPORTS

RALEIGH A Wake County man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of an Enloe High School student.

Rodney Nigee Pledge Taylor was sentenced to life in prison this week for murdering Darius Latrae Johnson, who was 16 and a rising 11th-grader at Enloe when gunned down in late June 2011 several blocks from his home on Rawls Road.

Police said he was walking with friends near St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in east Raleigh just before 11 p.m. when two men approached.

Gunfire erupted and Johnson was struck. He died later at WakeMed.

In addition to Taylor, three others were charged in the homicide.

Floyd Clifton Creecy was arrested, as were Alexander Leon Walton and Solister Lester. Walton and Lester were teenagers when the shooting occurred.

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