RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh teen charged with murder following a shooting on July 4 is now charged with trying to escape jail through the ceiling, according to a magistrate’s order obtained by CBS North Carolina.
Curtis Rainey Jr., 18, of Raleigh, was already charged with murder in the shooting death of Raheem Khary Lawrence McAllister, 18. He’s now facing one felony count of attempted escape from local confinement and one misdemeanor count of injury to real property.
According to court documents, Rainey tried escaping the custody of a Wake County Detention Center officer on Tuesday. Documents show that he damaged ceiling tiles and an air vent while trying to escape.
In addition to McAllister, three other people were shot in the incident, according to authorities. The three other shooting victims were treated and released from the hospital.
Kenneth Edward Watts, 16, was also charged with murder in the shooting, which happened near a McDonald’s restaurant in the city’s downtown shortly after the fireworks display. Watts was also charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon.
Rainey was given a $25,000 secured bond on the most recent charges. He was already being held on no bond on the murder charge. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 27.