RALEIGH — Authorities announced Wednesday that a 36-year-old man wanted by police in connection to an armed robbery, kidnapping, and fatal shooting in Fayetteville Sunday is also wanted by police in Raleigh for more armed robbery charges.
Fayetteville police by Wednesday morning reported that they had identified the men involved in the shooting death of Errol Williams, 27, of Rockingham.
Raleigh police say that one of the men, Anthony Solomon Porter of Fayetteville is wanted on charges of two felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, suspected of robbing two people at gunpoint in North Raleigh on Aug. 17.
The robberies occurred just after 9:15 p.m. outside of an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Ruark Court, police reported.
Porter is accused of using a firearm to rob a couple of a wallet, a mobile phone and cash, according to the incident report.
He was named by Fayetteville police Thursday as an associate of Kelly Eugene Elliot, 31, of Fayetteville, who has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of first degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Eric Lamont Phillips, 31, of Fayetteville, also is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony drug charges in the Fayetteville incident.
Police have accused all three men of robbing and then kidnapping Williams from the parking lot of a Kangaroo convenience store on Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville.
The suspects forced Williams to drive a silver-gray Kia Sportage to Gregory Street where he was shot by Elliot when he tried to run for safety.
Phillips in custody at the Cumberland County jail. Elliot and Porter were still at large Wednesday evening.
Fayetteville police are asking anyone with information about the two men’s whereabouts to call 910-988-6543 or Crime Stoppers at 919-483-8477.
Raleigh police are asking that anyone who knows of Porter’s whereabouts or other information to assist the investigation to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.