Teen charged in 1 of 2 deadly Raleigh shootings, police say

Cresyan Tyrek Scurlock

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh Police are investigating two separate overnight shootings that have left two people dead and two others injured.


The first shooting, which occurred around 10:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of Pebble Beach Drive, left a 21-year-old man dead.

UPDATE: 2nd teen charged in 1 of 2 fatal Raleigh shootings, police say

Police sent a press release just before midnight saying that a shooting had occurred in that location. An update provided around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday showed that the man was transported to WakeMed where he died as a result of his injuries.

The victim was later identified as Taheem Ivory Lassiter.

Cresyan Tyrek Scurlock, 18, of Raleigh was charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in Lassiter’s death.


The area where the first shooting occurred has townhouse-style residences and is located between the U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 401 split, just north of New Hope Road.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

The scene at the Dacian Road shooting (Durrell Johnson/CBS North Carolina)

Less than three hours after the shooting on Pebble Beach Drive, officers responded to another shooting in the 300 block of Dacian Road.

The area is located off Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

Officers found three people with gunshot wounds at the scene. Neighbors said all three victims live at the complex on Dacian Road.

Emergency crews took all three to WakeMed, where one of the victims then died.

Raleigh police identified the homicide victim as 27-year-old Juan Romero Reyes.

Juan Romero Reyes (Family photo)

Police were on scene for more than nine hours Wednesday. They dusted the area for fingerprints, but spent most of the morning behind a dumpster.

One woman whose brother was killed years ago in the same area spoke to CBS North Carolina about her hopes for the area.

“I just hope that, you know, that they clean up the area and nothing like that ever happens over here again. Most of all, catch whomever did it,” said Raleigh resident Marilee Evette Burton Hunt.

Cops went door-to-door Wednesday morning, but investigators are urging anyone with information to contact them.

If you have any information on either of these shootings, call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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