1 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , , , ,

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another teenager has been charged with a January murder in Wilmington.

Police say they arrested Torrence Burns, 17, yesterday for the shooting death of Raequan Rouse. He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Investigators say the arrest came as part of an investigation into complaints about drug sales and gang activity at a home at 4804 Kubeck Ct. in the Winterwood Complex.

Burns is the second teen charged in Rouse’s murder, along with Dominique Gibbs, 16, who was charged last month.

Police say earlier this week they charged Ziy’Kerra Lemon for accessory after the fact of murder in connection to Rouse’s death.

Investigators say they are also still looking for Adron Whitted for his involvement in the murder.

A search warrant at the home on Kubeck Ct. also turned up 117 bags of heroin, some ammunition and more than $1,000 in cash. Police also arrested Zakiyya Murphy, who lives there, on drug charges.

Police say Rouse, 18, was shot once at N. 10th St. and Campbell St. in late January. They say previous reports that Rouse had been shot multiple times were incorrect, though several shots were fired during the crime.


Comment on this Story

Related News