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Police pinch suspect in one shooting, pursue alleged perp in another

Police in Burlington have managed to collar a suspect in one of the several shootings that have shaken the city this month, while officers begin to scour the streets for the alleged culprit in another, more recent firearm-related assault.

The city’s police department scored its first, tentative win in these shooting cases last Wednesday when Raheem Alfonso Maynard turned himself in for a non-fatal shooting that occurred on April 13.

Raheem Alfonso Maynard

Police believe that Maynard had fired gunshots into a car at the intersection of Brown Bear Drive and Tucker Street after an “altercation” with another individual just after midnight. One of the gunshots reportedly hit a 28-year-old woman, whom officers later found inside the car and sent to an area hospital for treatment. The woman has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

In the meantime, the department’s detectives filed criminal charges against Maynard for allegedly discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. The 28-year-old Burlington resident is also accused of assault with a deadly weapon leading to serious injury.

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Maynard has been jailed without bond since his surrender to the authorities last week.

At this point, the department hasn’t reported any breaks in another non-fatal shooting that occurred along Vanderbilt Court in the small hours of the morning on April 14. But they have identified a suspect in third assault that occurred along the 1800 block of Harris Street on Saturday afternoon.

According to the police department, detectives have zeroed in on 38-year-old Marche McCoy of Burlington as the probable assailant in this latest incident, which left a 33-year-old male victim riddled with multiple gunshot injuries. Police believe that this particular shooting was “not a random act” – for which they’ve charged McCoy with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and the infliction of serious injury.

Marche McCoy

As of Monday afternoon, the victim in this case was still in the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Police urge anyone with more information about this shooting to contact the department at 336-229-3500 or call Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100 to leave an anonymous tip.

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