Suspect arrested in Raleigh triple shooting

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comJanuary 10, 2014 

— A suspect has been arrested and charged in the shooting of three men Thursday afternoon in a neighborhood off Rock Quarry Road.

Anthony Marcell McLean Jr., 23, Sandy Lammaric Spence, 29, and Joshua Qurain Walker, 22, were treated at WakeMed in Raleigh for injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue.

The 2:20 p.m. shooting prompted three nearby public schools to go into lockdown while police searched for a suspect.

Joel Fitzgerald Hamlin Jr., 24, of 739 Quarry St., is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

All three victims have had extensive contact with the law, state records show.

McLean’s criminal history includes convictions for possession of a firearm by a felon, felony breaking and entering, felony possession of drugs, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony larceny, felony possession of cocaine, and felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Spence’s record includes convictions for multiple counts of felony breaking and entering, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and assault on a female.

Walker has been convicted of multiple felony drug convictions, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault inflicting serious injury.

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