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Third man charged in Southeast Raleigh shooting that killed 1, injured 2

Aaron Nicholas Burton
Aaron Nicholas Burton

Police have charged a third man in connection with a shooting in Southeast Raleigh on Thursday afternoon that left one man dead and two injured.

Aaron Nicholas Burton, 17, was charged with murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a stolen firearm in connection with the shooting. Burton was transported to the Wake County Detention Center, according to a statement from the Raleigh police.

Elaton Omar White Jr., 24 and James Keavon McCallum, 16, were charged with murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to an earlier statement from police.

Tauquez Elfthaniel Mann, 20, was killed in the shooting, which took place about 3:15 p.m. on Bowman Lane, a short, dead-end residential street off Rock Quarry Road.

When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds. The men were taken to WakeMed. A third man was taken to WakeMed in a private vehicle.

Police say they arrested Burton outside his home at Coleman and Tipton streets in Southeast Raleigh.

White and McCallum were arrested after they fled from a vehicle that had been shot at on Interstate 40 near Gorman Street at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, police said. The driver of the vehicle was wounded and ran off the road.

The driver and a passenger were taken to WakeMed for treatment, while police say White and McCallum fled to the 1500 block of Main Campus Drive, from where they were also taken to WakeMed.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or go to raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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