3 charged in murder of Raleigh 13-year-old await grand jury hearing

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The three suspects charged in the murder of 13-year-old Keyshawn Gregory that occurred in downtown Raleigh on Aug. 7 appeared in Wake County court Tuesday.

Gregory was found dead in a car at the intersection of E. Jones Street and N. State Street after getting shot about a mile away in the 1400 block of Beauty Avenue.


Malik Armein Jones, 19, has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Jamal Christopher Howie, 19, and Jonathan Dejesus Chavez, 18, have each been charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder.

Words were exchanged between at least one of the three people in the vehicle in which Keyshawn was traveling and people who were standing outside a house located at 1401 Beauty Ave. Shots were fired at the vehicle and Keyshawn was struck, police said.

Investigators said that there was a familiarity among those involved in the incident and it was not a random act.

Malik Jones is being held without bond. Both Chavez and Howie have $2 million bond on the accessory charge and additional $250,000 bond for other charges for other crimes they are charged with.

Chavez faces additional theft charges. Howie faces additional drug charges.

According to warrants, Chavez provided the weapon used in the murder and assisted in the concealment of the weapon.

The three suspects were in court at 2 p.m. Their cases were continued and now await a grand jury hearing.

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