Arrest made after man shot in the head at Raleigh apartment complex

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police have arrested and charged a man after a 23-year-old man was shot in the head while sitting in a minivan in an apartment complex parking lot Friday morning.


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According to police, officers were dispatched to Walnut Woods Apartments in the 3400 block of Middle Branch Road at 8:15 a.m. in response to a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, identified as Travis Malloy, who had been shot in the head. He was transported to WakeMed.

Detectives have arrested and charged Anthony Darius Neal, 25, of Raleigh, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anthony Darius Neal (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)
Anthony Darius Neal (Raleigh-Wake CCBI)

The charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill relates to a second person in the minivan, Kedrick Daquane Thomas, 24, who was in the minivan but wasn’t hit by gunfire.

One witness, Tiffany Johnson, told CBS North Carolina that she heard as many as nine gunshots Friday morning.

“It was a lot of them rapidly like ‘pow, pow, pow,'” she said. “When I did look out the window that’s when I was hearing, ‘He’s shot, he’s shot.’ From what I saw, his head was slumped.”

According to a 911 call released by Raleigh police, the caller frantically told the dispatcher that someone had been shot.

“911! Somebody’s been shot. I’m off Poole Road at Walnut Woods Apartments. It looks like he’s dead! Oh my god! Somebody’s been shot! Oh my god!” the female caller said.

The woman then told the dispatcher that Malloy “was shot in the head” and that “he is breathing. He’s still breathing.”

The caller told the 911 dispatcher that Malloy was “bleeding bad in the head; he still has a pulse though.”

Police could then be heard in the background arriving on scene.

Police did not release Malloy’s condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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