Raleigh police identify man whose dead body was left at WakeMed

This story was updated at 4:17 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019.

Police have identified a dead man dropped off at a Raleigh hospital early Sunday with gunshot wounds as 28-year-old Devonte Jamal Tillery.

Police got a call just after 3 a.m. Sunday about gunshots in the 900 block of Beverly Drive in southeast Raleigh, and then soon received reports of a gunshot victim being dropped off at WakeMed hospital.

Police say he was already dead by the time his body was taken to the hospital, according to a news release, and it’s unclear if they know who dropped him off.

Police are asking anyone with more information to call (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org to leave a tip, which could lead to a cash reward.

This killing was the third homicide that police investigated in Raleigh this weekend, and the 24th of the year, according to previous News & Observer reporting.

Raleigh had 17 homicides in 2018 and 27 homicides in 2017.

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Will Doran reports on North Carolina politics, with a focus on state employees and agencies. In 2016 he started The News & Observer’s fact-checking partnership, PolitiFact NC, and before that he reported on local governments around the Triangle. Contact him at wdoran@newsobserver.com or (919) 836-2858.