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Baby, Man Killed In Triple Shooting At North Carolina Apartment

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Source: Raleigh Police Department; MEGA

Jul. 7 2022, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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A suspect is accused of killing his young son and a man he got into a fight with at an apartment in North Carolina, authorities said.

At around 11:30 on July 5, Natanael Ezequiel Baez, 22, was fighting with 27-year-old Robert Thomas and allegedly began shooting inside the third-floor Raleigh residence, WRAL reported.

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A neighbor who asked to remain anonymous claimed to the station that her daughter was holding Baez’s 23-month-old son, Bubby, when the boy was fatally struck by a stray bullet.

According to 911 audio obtained by The News & Observer, the baby’s mother told a man who called for help what happened.

“This woman ... she’s saying her 1-year-old baby was shot in the head,” the caller said, noting, “I heard like, around 10 [gunshots], maybe seven.”

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The child's aunt, Tiffany Claybrooke, 27, attempted to break up the fight and was shot in the arm. Her injuries were serious but non-life threatening.

Thomas was also hit and died at an area hospital.

Baez faces charges of murder, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

He was being held at the Wake County Detention Center.


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