Lillington man dies in shooting outside downtown Raleigh club

From staff reportsJune 1, 2014 

Vernon Oneal Jones Jr


— A Lillington man was found shot multiple times in a Raleigh parking lot early Sunday and later died at a local hospital.

Vernon Oneal Jones Jr., 26, was discovered around 3:15 a.m. in a parking lot at the corner of West Hargett and South West streets, according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue. He was taken by emergency medical personnel to WakeMed in Raleigh, where he later died.

Detectives are investigating whether the shooting is related to a disturbance that occurred inside Club Bodi at 310 S. West St., and are urging any witnesses to come forward and talk to police.

Anyone with information concerning any incident Saturday night involving Jones or who has other information that might assist the investigation of the case is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit for text and email reporting options.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

Two men were shot in a car outside the club last August after what police said was a disturbance between a patron and security staff that began in the club and moved to a parking lot.

Michael A. Cadet, 29, of Raleigh has been indicted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle and causing serious injury.

He is scheduled to go to trial June 9, according to state court records.

Hany Mousa Shehadah, 35, of Rocky Mount was shot in the face in that incident, which happened about 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 16.

A second man was wounded in the hand, police said.

When they were obtaining search warrants for their investigation, Raleigh detectives told a magistrate that Shehadah had been shot at by security staff from the club, though they did not state directly that Cadet worked there.

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