Crime

Raleigh police charge teen with drive-by shootings

Police on Monday charged a 17-year-old with a list of drug offenses and violent crimes, including a drive-by shooting north of downtown this month that injured two people.

Raleigh police charged Sharif Nathan Hicks of 104 Onyx Drive in Knightdale with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one felony count of discharging a firearm to incite fear, according to arrest warrants filed Monday at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.

Investigators also charged Hicks with misdemeanor counts of communicating threats, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a handgun by a minor and discharging a firearm in city limits, court records show.

Investigators issued arrest warrants for Hicks on Nov. 13, the same day that someone riding in a black passenger car fired gunshots that struck two people standing at the intersection of Brockton and Hoyle drives, near the Green Road Community Center, according to arrest warrants.

Investigators said the shooting victims were struck by gunfire from a .380 caliber pistol, the warrants say.

Prior to the Nov. 13 shooting, Hicks had missed several court dates. In one case, police accused him of pointing a small, black handgun at a woman and threatening to “blow her ... head off,” warrants say. In another, Hicks was accused of running “down the street while displaying the black firearm in a manner that would create panic or terror.”

Hicks was wanted by police for missing court dates in September, October and this month for charges of resisting, delaying and obstructing arrest, assault on a government official, injury to personal property, a domestic violence protective order violation, disorderly conduct at school, communicating threats, possession of drugs and simple affray, court records show.

Hicks remained in the Wake County jail in lieu of just more than $1 million bail, court records show.

A Wake County magistrate ordered Hicks to be placed under electronic house arrest as a condition of his release from jail. The magistrate also ordered the teen to have no contact with the shooting victims, court record show.

Thomasi McDonald: 919-829-4533, @tmcdona75589225

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