Shooting in Southeast Raleigh sends man to hospital

From staff reportsJanuary 1, 2014 

— A 23-year-old man was shot in Southeast Raleigh early Wednesday morning, and a police officer who witnessed the shooting fired his weapon at the scene.

It’s not clear if the officer hit anyone, police said.

Two men were fighting near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Rock Quarry Road about 3 a.m., police said. The dispute escalated to gunfire, and Darrell Anthony Bobbitt collapsed after being shot multiple times.

A uniformed officer saw the incident from his patrol car while approaching the intersection. He fired his weapon in “response to observing the use of deadly force,” police said.

Bobbitt was transported to WakeMed. His injuries are considered serious but not life-threatening.

The second man fled in a car along with an unknown woman, police said. They were located in an apartment off Sunnybrook Road about 10 a.m.

Officers identified the man as Joshua Earl Holloman, 22. He had not been struck by gunfire.

Police charged Holloman with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The State Bureau of Investigation was initially called to investigate because of the possibility the shots fired by the police officer hit someone. It was not clear Wednesday whether the SBI’s investigation would continue.

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