Raleigh police investigate South Saunders Street shooting

From staff reportsFebruary 19, 2014 

— The Raleigh Police Department is looking for two men and a woman suspected being involved in the shooting of a man outside a bar on Tuesday night.

Police haven’t disclosed how they believe the three people were involved in the shooting on South Saunders Street, which was reported just before midnight.

One suspect is described as a Latino man in his 20s standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 300 pounds, with a large five-star tattoo on his right cheek.

Police say the second suspect is a dark-skinned black man in his 20s, standing about 5 feet 4 inches and weighing about 200 pounds, with short hair.

The third suspect is described as a dark-skinned black woman in her 30s who stands about 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 150 pounds.

The victim, Marcus Rashad Owens, 26, was transported to WakeMed with serious injuries, according to police. The shooting, reported near Skyline Bar and Billiards at 2626 South Saunders Street, appeared to have followed a verbal dispute; multiple shots were fired, and several people “are known to have fled the scene,” according to Raleigh police.

Owens was listed in critical condition Wednesday at WakeMed’s Raleigh campus.

No arrests have been made. Raleigh police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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