Police find man wanted for shooting, robbing pawn shop owner

Published 01-24-2019

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say they have found the man who was dressed as a police officer when he shot the owner of a pawn shop.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says it apprehended 22-year-old Raekwon Snipes at an apartment complex in Greenville on Thursday.

Authorities had obtained warrants which listed multiple charges against Snipes, including attempted first degree murder, impersonating a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Before his capture, deputies said that Snipes was wearing an Apex Police Department uniform when the pawn shop owner was robbed and shot Wednesday. Authorities report the uniform was stolen from a vehicle.

The shop owner's condition wasn't known Thursday.

The sheriff's office said Snipes ran from officers when they stopped a vehicle he was in Wednesday night.

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