A disturbance that sent three people to hospitals grew out of a failed robbery attempt at a southwest Raleigh apartment, police said Monday.
The incident happened late Sunday morning in the 3200 block of Shire Lane, off Gorman Street south of Avent Ferry Road, police said.
Two people were shot, and one of those and another person were hit with a baseball bat. Five people face charges.
Police said that Evan Robert Schwepker-Thomas, 20, of 131 St. Mellion St. and Darius Dontae Mccalston, 28, of 810 Postell St. went to 3224-G Shire Lane intending to carry out a robbery and that they had at least one gun.
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The robbery plan failed, however, and people in the apartment struggled with Schwepker-Thomas and Mccalston, according to the story police reconstructed from witnesses.
A bullet hit 27-year-old Henry Chavez in the hand, and then Schwepker-Thomas was shot in the hip when someone in the apartment got control of a gun the would-be robbers had brought, police said.
Another person in the apartment had a baseball bat and began hitting Schwepker-Thomas and Mccalston on their heads before they got out, the report said.
Schwepker-Thomas and Mccalston got away in a car driven by Cassandra Marie Duplanti, 23, who records showed had no permanent address, police said in their account. The three went to WakeMed Garner hospital to get treatment for the two men, and hospital officials called Garner police about the gunshot wound. Garner police held all three until Raleigh police got there to take them into custody.
Police sent Chavez to Rex Hospital for treatment of his hand wound, they said.
Mccalston was treated and released. Schwepker-Thomas was moved to WakeMed Raleigh hospital, police said.
Mccalston was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy. Duplanti was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Warrants charging Schwepker-Thomas with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury are waiting for him when he gets out of the hospital, police said.
Along with piecing together what happened in the apartment, police arrested Tiffany Donelle Miller, 37, and her son, Christian Michael Miller, 20, who lives on Shire Lane, on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Christian Miller also was charged with felony possession of a Schedule I drug, the group that includes heroin and opiates.
Officers were dispatched to a call about a disturbance a little before 11:50 a.m. and found the robbery scene when they got there, they said.