Members of a Wake County grand jury on Monday returned an indictment charging a 47-year-old convenience store employee in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect at the store in North Raleigh.
Ramy Ramsis Hanna, of Clayton, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Derrick Malik Wiley, 21, police reported.
Months have passed since the July 14 shooting. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman would not say specifically what prompted her office to present the case to the grand jury now.
“But as a general rule, the law allows an individual only to use that force which is necessary to end an immediate threat,” Freeman said. “In those situations where an individual’s actions exceed that lawful authority, he or she is subject to prosecution.”
Hanna was taken into custody from the convenience store on Old Wake Forest Road where the midsummer shooting took place, according to records filed with the City County Bureau of Identification.
At 10:20 p.m. on July 14, police first discovered Wiley’s body in the 4200 block of Waterbury Road, just off Capital Boulevard.
Two days later, on July 16, investigators learned that Wiley was a suspect in a robbery that happened the night he was found at the Mini Mart in the 5500 block of Old Wake Forest Road. The convenience store is less than three miles from where Wiley’s body was found.
Officers said an employee and Wiley exchanged gunfire during the robbery. Wiley was struck and had a gunshot wound to his leg. There were no other injuries reported.
Detectives continued their investigation and worked in consultation with the District Attorney’s Office. The district attorney presented the investigative findings to the grand jury Monday morning, resulting in charges being filed against Hanna.
The Clayton man is in custody at the Wake County jail. He is being held without benefit of bail, a jail spokesman reported Monday afternoon.