RALEIGH — Police on Wednesday charged a 24-year-old man in connection with a Tuesday night shooting in which two people were hurt on Melvid Court.
Jereme Eugene Mackey was being held Thursday in lieu of $1.5 million bail for a court appearance on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and single counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and discharging a firearm in the city.
Ronald Clements, 17, was shot in the back and Deena Newton was shot in the neck when the incident happened about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday outside 2452 Melvid Court, police said.
Both victims were treated at a hospital and released, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Bullets that Mackey fired went into two occupied apartments in the building, police charged in arrest warrants.
They said the gun possession charge was based on a January conviction for selling heroin in May of 2012.
Mackey was put on two years probation for that conviction, and another two-year probation began in March after he was convicted on a 2011 charge of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to state prison records.