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Reginald’s Witness Statements: Raquel Wright’s Next Statement to Police

 

Raquel Wright’s Statement, 4/30/2010, 7:12 p.m.

Q. Tell me again what you saw and heard at the location of Verne and Mansfield before the shooting

A.  I was traveling on Verne when I looked out my passenger window of my van and I saw Derrick (my baby’s daddy) so I pulled over and Derrick pulled up behind me.  I was looking through my driver’s door outside mirror for Derrick to pull up; I saw that he was just sitting there.  I opened up my driver’s door and was half out when I saw a red Thunderbird come from around the corner, fast, stopped.  I got back in and closed my door. While looking out my outside driver’s door mirror, I saw the driver get out .  I saw him with a gun.  With my driver’s window down, I heard the driver that got out of the red Thunderbird with the guy say, “What’s up, What’s up.”  I saw the guy with the gun point in my direction.  I pulled off because I had my van in drive.  I then heard at least three shots.  I believe after the third shot I heard my back glass break.  My son Deonta began screaming.  I stopped and Deonta told me Mark’s head was bleeding. After that I drove straight to Grace Hospital.

Q.  The gun you saw the person with, do you know what kind it was?

A.  A black handgun

Q.  By looking through the driver’s outside mirror, tell me what the person with the gun looked like

A. BLK/Male, between 20-25 years of age, 5’8-5’9, Couldn’t tell how big, he had on a thick black hoodie, low hair cut, Dark brown complexion

Q. Where did you get the name from that you told police?

A. I got it from Kinte

Q.  Where did Kinte tell you the name you had?

A. I was at the hospital (Grace)

Q.  Everything you saw at Verne and Mansfield was through the outside driver’s door window?

A. Yes

Q.  If Kinte wouldn’t have told you the Bohanen’s name would you have known who it was?

A.  NO

Q.  Do you know the Bohanen family?

A.  I know two of them, Tonya Bohanen B/F/24-25, Kotne B/F/25-26 ( Last name Bohanen) The rest of the family I heard of.

Q. How do you know of the Bohanen family?

A.  I know of them from when I used to live over in the neighborhood years ago

Q. Who was in the white van?

A. Derrick, Kinte, and Kevin. It could have been someone else in the van but I didn’t see them.

Q.  Have you ever seen Derrick, Kinte or Kevin with a gun?

A. No

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Reginald’s Witness Statements: Raquel Wright’s Photographic Lineup Identification

Raquel Wright’s Statement, 4/25/2010

Q. Ms. Wright, you just viewed a photographic lineup containing 6 people?

A.  Yes

Q. Did you recognize anyone in the 6 photos?

A. Yes

Q. Who did you recognize?

A. #4*

Q.  Where do you recognize #4 from and what did he do?

A.  He was the one who pulled aimed the gun at my car when myself, Talisha Wells, Mark Edwards and Deonta Wright.  I was driving.  I saw three people get out of a red Thunderbird, I don’t remember the name of the street I was on, I thought it was Florence.  When I saw them get out of the car I was in motion.  I saw #4 aim a gun at my car.  I hit the gas and told everyone in my car to duck.  I then heard 4 gun shots one of them hit my car rear window.  I then heard Deonta screaming “Mark’s head is bleeding”.  Deonta kept screaming “Mark get up.”

I drove to the hospital, when I got there I saw Mark bleeding from the head.

*#4 for the record was Christopher Bohanen

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Reginald Burks’ Witness Statements: Raquel Wright’s First Statement to Police

Raquel Wright’s Statement, 4/25/2010

Perp 1 : B/M/ 20’s, 5’9, 170 lbs, DK complexion, short afro hair, Blk shirt, armed with a handgun. Have know perp more that ten years, Last Name Bohanenen

Perp 2: B/M/20’s, 5’9, 165 lbs, Med/brown complexion, Blk Shirt, have seen him on block for years

Perp 3: B/M/20’s, 5’9, 160 lbs, Brown skin, Blk shirt, have seen him on block for years, Mansfield and Puritan

Q. What can you tell me about this incident?

A. I was driving on Florence at Rutherford. I saw a red possible 96-97 Thunderbird. It stopped. I was stopped waiting for Derrick Payne B/M/34 who was driving a white van that was driving up Florence towards me, when all three perps exited the red thunderbird and I saw perp 1 say “what’s up” and I saw he was pointing his handgun at my car. I pushed on the gas and told everyone that was in my van to get down. I heard 3-4 gunshots. I heard my back window shatter. My son started screaming, “Mark’s head is bleeding,” I drove right to Sinai Grace Hospital. Once there I turned and I could see Mark laying half off his seat.

Q. Who was riding in your vehicle when this incident occurred today?

A. Talisha Mills, my sister, was seated in front passenger seat. Mark Edwards B/M/16 sitting middle passenger side seat, Deonta Wright, my son was sitting in middle driver side seat.

Q. Before the shooting incident, was anything said between anyone on your vehicle and the red thunderbird?

A. NO

Q. Is there anything else that you want to add to your statement?

A. No

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