Third suspect arrested in Raleigh robbery and shootout

From staff reportsMay 16, 2013 

Bryant Lanorris Baldwin


— Police on Wednesday night charged a third suspect in an April 18 holdup that turned into a shootout between robbers and the man from whom they were stealing at a Brook Knoll Place townhouse.

Bryant Lanorris Baldwin, 31, was arrested at his home at 2938 Faversham Place in Raleigh and charged with being one of four men with whom Marcus Shu-Aib Smith argued when they approached him as he returned home that evening.

A gunfight broke out after Smith got a gun away from one of the four, he told police.

Smith was hit in the arm.

Henry R. Supris, 35, of Raleigh and Bashiri Ahmad Sandy, 33, were dropped off at Rex Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds after the fight, and both of them have been charged.

Baldwin was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Baldwin was held in the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail pending a court appearance Thursday.

Baldwin has felony convictions in 2008 and 2012 on drug-possession charges.

Both resulted in suspended prison sentences, according to state Division of Adult Correction records.

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