Raleigh police arrested a 22-year-old man Thursday night on multiple charges of assault with intent to kill, shooting into a neighbor's home and hitting a woman with a pistol and robbing her.
Deshawn Edward Porter was arrested at 2814 Herndon Village Way, where he lives, and ordered held in lieu of $1.252 million bail at the Wake County Detention Center.
In a series of arrest warrants obtained earlier this week, detectives charged Porter with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. They said he twice fired into moving vehicles, a Honda on March 31 and a Kia on the night of April 1 and 2.
Police also arrested a second man in connection with the incident involving the Kia.
The charges listed two people in each car as victims in Porter’s case.
The robbery charge stemmed from a holdup on March 20, when police accused Porter of accosting a woman as she came out of her apartment on Roselle Court and hitting her over her left eye with a handgun, then taking her cell phone and a Michael Kors designer handbag.
In addition to shooting at a car on April 2, the arrest warrants said, Porter fired shots into a house on Herndon Village Way where five people were. No one was hit in that incident.
There did not appear to be a connection between the events, according to police.
Early Friday, police also charged Joshua Andrew Bishop, 23, of 3703 Hester Circle in Raleigh with assault with intent to kill and shooting into the same Kia that figured in the charges against Porter on April 1 and 2. The charges cited a third person as the victim, however.
A magistrate set Bishop’s bail at $275,000, and he was held for a Friday court appearance.
On the warrants for Porter, police had listed an address on Holloway Street in Durham.
State prison records show Porter was but on probation in Durham County twice last year, once in February for communicating threats and again in July for misdemeanor larceny.
Bishop has a history of arrests in Wake County and was convicted in November 2013 of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny and placed on 30 months’ probation.