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Home Invasion, Shooting, And Rape Scares Downtown Raleigh

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By The Raleigh Telegram

RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, a couple living in a downtown home in the historic Oakwood neighborhood were victims of a home invasion, shooting, and attempted rape early Monday morning.  Police say that after the suspects fled, the men were apprehended after a car chase and crash where one of the suspects was injured.

The Raleigh Police Department says the incident began at around 3:15am on Monday morning when they received a 911 call reporting a shooting.

Police say that a female victim who was inside of a home at 519 East Lane Street had escaped the house after at least two suspects had entered the home.  The unidentified woman told police that her husband, age 34, had been shot inside the home by the suspects.

According to police, a chase then ensued after officers arrived on the scene and saw the getaway car leaving.

“Shortly after the first responding police units reached the scene, other officers observed a silver car traveling at a high rate of speed on Raleigh Boulevard,” said Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue in statements to the media on Monday.  “Officers followed that vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.”

Sughrue said that the driver of the silver car tried to evade police and eventually crashed.

“When the vehicle refused to pull over, officers pursued it until the vehicle crashed at Wilmington and Rush streets and its occupants jumped from the car and fled on foot,” added Sughrue.  “Additional police units responded to the crash scene, and two subjects were detained when they were located a short time later.”

Arrested after the crash were two suspects, who identified as being involved in the break-in at the house.  Police say they were charged with a litany of crimes related to the incident.

Police identified the men who were arrested as Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall, age 26, and Shabar Master Marshall, age 16.   The two men are brothers.

Jahaad Marshall was charged with one count of first degree burglary, two counts of first degree kidnapping, one count of attempted murder, one count of attempted first degree rape, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Shabar Marshall was charged with one count of first degree burglary, two counts of first degree kidnapping, one count of attempted murder, and one count of first degree forcible sex offense.

The shooting victim and his wife were taken to the WakeMed hospital where she was treated and released.  The shooting victim was still being treated for his injuries and was still under medical care as of Tuesday.  In addition, police said that Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall was injured in the car crash and was also taken to the hospital.

The 911 call was made at a neighbor’s house where the woman ran after escaping the two suspects.

“Someone broke in her home, they tried to rape her, “and they shot him, said an unnamed neighbor in a 911 call.  “We don’t know if the shooters are there or not.”

The 911 operator then asks to speak to the woman who ran out of the house, asking her to slow down and describe what happened.

“We woke up and they were there standing in our bedroom and we gave them everything we had but it wasn’t enough,” said the woman.  “Then one of them took me out of the bedroom and he took a gun out and then he started to sexually assault me.”

The woman said that the suspect’s started to hit her husband and then she ran downstairs and that she ran out of the house screaming.

The victim said that the two suspects were wearing all black, had masks on and were wearing hoodies.  The 911 operator said that there were four or five officers in the neighborhood and the call ends when a police officer arrived at the neighbor’s home.

The incident which took place in the upscale Oakwood historic neighborhood has many people rattled in the downtown area.  Local people posted notices of the crime on Facebook as the nature of the alleged home invasion and sexual assault were so shocking.  ::

Article Posted: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013.