Crime

Woman injured in midday shooting in Raleigh

Jaquan Deandre Avery-Kennedy
Jaquan Deandre Avery-Kennedy

One person was shot and one was arrested and charged following an incident early Wednesday afternoon at 7040 Barlows Knoll St., near Mackinac Island Lane in Southeast Raleigh, officials said.

Police say Torri Ameaka Boyd, 38, was shot in the neck and taken to WakeMed Raleigh. Police charged an acquaintance, Jaquan Deandre Avery-Kennedy, whose address is listed as 7040 Barlows Knoll St., with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Kennedy, 21, also was charged with assaulting another woman in a “domestic-related altercation” shortly before the shooting, police said. Because that woman is 25 weeks pregnant, he also was charged with battery on an unborn child.

In an arrest warrant, police said Avery-Kennedy hit the woman with his fist, kicked her and slammed her head into a wall.

Police were called about the shooting at 12:20 p.m., police spokesman Laura Hourigan said.

Avery-Kennedy also was charged with failing to appear at a court date on an earlier misdemeanor charge, and he is scheduled for a court appearance Jan. 11 on a charge of communicating threats.

Wake County records show Raleigh police arrested Avery-Kennedy on Aug. 18, 2014, on a charge of discharging a weapon inside city limits and on April 13, 2014, for assault on a female. His only conviction, however, is for resisting a police officer in 2010.

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