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Four people have been arrested in connection to the death of a 17-year-old North Carolina girl who was found dead in a Bojangles parking lot last weekend.
An unidentified 17-year-old, who is a suspected of killing Veronica Lee Baker, has been taken into custody, Raleigh Police Department said in a press release on Wednesday. Keyshara Michelle Deans, 19, Nezyiha Zamir Collins, 19, and Tyreek Qumay Rogers, 18, were also booked on felony accessory after the fact to murder, according to online jail records.
The four are being held at the Wake County Detention Center.
Police were dispatched to the parking lot of a Bojangles restaurant on Jones Sausage Road in Garner, North Carolina at 8:18 p.m. on Aug. 15 after Baker was found unresponsive in her car. The teen was declared dead on-scene by emergency responders.
“There's a car with the doors wide open and a girl that's unresponsive," a male caller told dispatchers, according to audio of the 911 call obtained by Oxygen.com. "It doesn't look like they're breathing. ... She's not breathing. I tried to shake her and everything else and no response or nothing."
He noted Baker’s car was running at the time.
"This is crazy, man," the caller added. "Man, this is not good right here."
Bojangles management stated it was cooperating with police and turned over surveillance footage to authorities, ABC affiliate WTVD reported. Representatives for the restaurant chain weren’t immediately available for comment on Wednesday.
A motive in the slaying hasn’t been released by authorities. Baker and the unnamed juvenile suspect were known to each other, a spokesperson for the Raleigh Police Department confirmed.
Raleigh Police Department declined to comment further.
Baker’s friends previously memorialized her on social media.
“One of my friends Veronica Baker is dead,” Lamont Whitaker wrote on Facebook. “She was a good worker and a better friend. I enjoyed every convo we had and she made me laugh. Love you Veronica. I'll miss you forever.”
The unnamed murder suspect, as well as Deans, Collins, and Rogers were expected to appear in court on Wednesday, officials said.
Deans is facing a slew of other charges from past incidents including financial card theft, financial card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, additional online jail records also show. Her bond on the murder accessory charge has been set at $1,000,000.
Collins and Rogers are being held on $500,000 bonds. It’s unclear if they’ve retained legal representation.
Rogers was also arrested on aiding and abetting larceny and simple assault charges in 2019, additional online jail records show.
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