Raleigh man accused of shooting two, attempting robbery with AK-47

From staff reportsApril 1, 2013 

Kyle Stephen Anderson

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— A 20-year-old Raleigh man was due in court Monday to answer charges from Raleigh police that he shot one man in the leg with a stolen AK-47 rifle during an attempted drug theft last week and wounded another man in the hand.

Kyle Stephen Anderson, of 2948 Ligon St., was arrested at his apartment late Thursday and booked early Friday, records show.

Police say in arrest warrants charging Anderson that he shot Michael Bocock in the leg early last Wednesday morning during an attempt to steal money and drugs.

Police had reported that the victim, who was not identified at the time, had been shot but the injury was not life-threatening.

Officers also charged that Anderson shot Riley Knapp in the hand when Anderson fired the AK-47 into a car.

The charges against Anderson, who was being held on $500,000 bail, were assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault by pointing a gun and one charge of discharging a firearm inside the Raleigh city limits.

There also was a charge of conspiracy with two other people to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon

Court show no other arrests in the incident, but police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Monday that the investigation was continuing.

Police said Anderson was convicted in March 2011 of felony breaking and entering, which was their basis for the gun-possession charge.

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