Southwest Wake News

July 9, 2014

One charged, one sought in Fuquay-Varina shooting

Police in Fuquay-Varina are looking for a man in connection with a July 4 shooting after which they found another man seriously wounded and slumped against a wall outside Bay Tree Street building.

Police have charged one man and are searching for a second in a shooting that left a man seriously wounded in the early hours of the Fourth of July.

Officers found Jerome Edward Fogg, 27, slumped against a wall in a breezeway in an apartment building at 109 Bay Tree St. after getting a call saying people had heard gunshots in that area about 2:30 a.m.

Fogg had been hit in the torso and one hip and was in critical condition when he was rushed to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, police said in a search warrant returned to the Wake County Court Clerk’s office on Monday.

Fogg was in stable condition Wednesday, police said, and they had taken out an arrest warrant for a man named Justin Bass.

In asking for the search warrant, they wrote that Fogg had told them Bass shot him with a .38-caliber revolver.

Later on July 4, police got the search warrant for a house at 606 Dogwood St. after they were told that Bruce Antonio Douglas had picked up Bass in a car.

Police told a magistrate that they were familiar with Douglas and knew he lived at that address and that they believed they might find him and Bass there.

They didn’t find the two, but they arrested Douglas that afternoon at Dogwood and Cherry streets and charged him with being an accessory to the shooting.

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