Man charged with attempted murder in Raleigh street shooting

From staff reportsMay 14, 2013 

— A 21-year-old Raleigh man faces attempted murder and other charges in connection with an early morning shooting Monday in the 700 block of South State Street.

James Elvin Alston III of 739 Quarry St., a block south and east of the shooting scene, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Police charged that early Monday morning, Alston shot Christopher Pullen several times after they encountered each other on the street.

Pullen was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh for treatment.

Police charged Alston with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

In an arrest warrant, police said Alston had been convicted in March 2010 for a robbery in November 2009.

Alston was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on $1 million bail.

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