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Raleigh police file robbery and burglary charges in fatal weekend incident. Probe continues.

Police have charged a man with robbery and burglary in connection with an incident in which he was wounded, a second man was found dead and an 11-year-old boy was wounded, they said.

Arrest warrants accuse Willie Hubert Richardson III, 19, of four felonies, including possession of a firearm by a felon, police said. They did not say, however, whether they have identified a suspect for the killing at a home in the 4200 block of Brintons Cottage Street.

Officers were sent there about 4:50 a.m. Saturday. In a statement later that morning, police said the shooting death of 19-year-old Deandre Carney appeared to be a homicide.

Willie Hubert Richardson III CCBI, Feb. 15, 2018

Police were not seeking any other suspects on Monday, spokeswoman Donna-maria Harris said, but the case remained under investigation. One scenario being examined was that the shootings might have involved the use of deadly force for self-defense, officials said.

Police said Richardson and the boy were seriously hurt and were taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. Richardson was transferred to Duke University Hospital in Durham, police said Monday.

Suspects who have been hospitalized are usually not taken into custody until doctors release them.

The charges against Richardson were armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, first-degree burglary and gun possession.

Police said that neither Richardson nor Carney owned the home where the shootings happened.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit for text and email reporting options.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572@RPGKT