Man charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old at Raleigh apartment complex

10 July 2022

— The Raleigh Police Department said it is responding to a shooting that ended with one man dead on Saturday afternoon.

Raleigh police said at approximately 1:21 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Piedmont Ridge Circle.

Police said 26-year-old Aaron Jamel Downer was shot multiple times.

Downer was transported to the hospital where he later died.

52-year-old Willie Edward Frederick has been charged with murder in connection with this incident.

Video captured by a witness shows a man walking and firing a gun, moments later another man runs towards him, seemingly trying to stop him.

Shortly after the armed man gets into a black vehicle and drives off.

Police have not confirmed whether that man in the video is the same person in custody.

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