2 men charged after vehicle crashes while taking Raleigh gunshot victim to hospital

WNCN photo of the crash scene.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A vehicle flipped over while its driver was taking a man who was shot to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, Raleigh police said.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Raleigh Police Department officers were dispatched to Tuckland Drive near the intersection with Riverbrooke Drive in connection with a reported shooting, police said. Neighbors told WNCN that they heard about three or four gunshots around that time.

Minutes later, additional officers were dispatched to Sunnybrook Road and the intersection of Woodmeadow Parkway for a single-vehicle wreck.

Upon arrival, Raleigh police officers discovered that one of the men involved in the wreck, Michael Javon Bryant, 24, was suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police said the two incidents are related.

“The wreck occurred as the shooting victim from Tuckland Drive was being transported by private conveyance to WakeMed and involved the vehicle being used to transport him,” said Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue.

A man identified as Maurice Rashaad Nicholson, 24, was the person transported to WakeMed by private vehicle. He was also suffering from gunshot wounds.

Neither individual is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries, Sughrue said.

Police have obtained a warrant charging Nicholson with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting of Bryant. The warrant will be served once Nicholson is released from the hospital.

A third man, Ravon Devonte Harrington, 18, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting of Nicholson.

Harrington was detained at the Sunnybrook crash scene and was later transported to the Wake County Detention Center.

The investigation of the shooting and the wreck are ongoing.

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