Police say suspected gang member fired shotgun at Zebulon home

From staff reportsDecember 13, 2013 

— The man accused of firing a shotgun into an occupied Zebulon home is a suspected member of the Bloods gang, according to the Zebulon Police Department.

Police allege that the house was occupied by two adults and a child when Brian Keith Bumpers, 22, fired two slugs from a 12-gauge shotgun into an outer wall.

“What he did was walk up to a house and fire two slugs into the house – into the wall of the outside of the house,” said Lt. Scott Finch.

The incident reportedly occurred on Oct. 24, but it has resulted in two arrests this month. Bumpers also is accused of conspiring with Kedrick Daquan Thomas, 22, of Zebulon, to fire the weapon, according to county records.

Thomas may have influenced Bumpers to fire the weapon, Finch said, adding that Thomas was under house arrest at the time of the incident.

“Both Thomas And Bumpers are gang members,” Finch said. It remains unclear what would have motivated the suspected gunfire, he said. “There may be additional arrests that come out of this.”

Bumpers, of 201 Johnson St. in Zebulon, was arrested Thursday at a Zebulon residence, an arrest report states. Thomas was arrested Dec. 6 at 205 E. North St., his listed residence, and charged with felony conspiracy, according to an arrest report.

Bumpers was held Thursday at the Wake County Detention Center on $510,000 bond; he also is accused of failure to appear on two misdemeanor charges, and has pending court trials for misdemeanor marijuana possession and felony larceny, according to county and court records.

Thomas was being held without bond; his only charge is felony, according to county records.

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