Crime

Raleigh police ask public’s help in renewed 2009 homicide case

Saying they have new evidence in the 2009 shooting death of a man outside a Haywood Street house, police are appealing for the public to call them with any details they can remember.

“All details are important, and even the smallest amount of new information could be vitally important to solving the case and bringing those responsible to justice,” police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said in a statement about the slaying of Rodriquez D’Shay Burrell.

Burrell was 18 when he was killed.

He was shot outside 500 Haywood St., his father’s home, on May 25, 2009, and died a short time later.

In September that year, police arrested three men, and a grand jury indicted them on murder charges, but those later were dismissed.

Hourigan said detectives now have “additional evidence and information.”

After Burrell’s killing, police passed out flyers with his photo asking for information and conducted a traffic checkpoint in hopes of finding someone who could add to what they knew.

Last week, police arrested two men in another 2009 murder case that had ended in hung juries. One of those arrested had been charged six years ago. The other suspect was new.

Detectives asked anyone with any information that might help them in the Burrell case to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP (4357) or to go to the CrimeStoppers website to find out how to help by text and email.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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