I suppose the title is a bit redundant, really.
When are blacks not in the middle of some kind of crime spree?
A man was shot and killed overnight at a convenience store in Johnston County in what authorities say was part of a string of robberies in the area.
Two men wearing masks entered the Scotchman convenience store, at 12320 N.C. Highway 210 near the McGee’s Crossroads community, at about 1:30 a.m., authorities said.
Joseph Bowling, 23, was visiting his mother, who works at the store, and jumped between her and the armed robbers when they demanded her phone, according to his stepfather, Rex Bowling. After he was shot, Joseph Bowling chased the robbers out the door before he died, his stepfather said.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said they believe the two robbers held up Reedy Creek Gas Grocery & Grill, at 9891 N.C. 210, on Tuesday and a Han-Dee Hugo at 401 Benson Road in Garner about a half-hour before the Scotchman shooting.
Two other convenience store robberies occurred early Thursday, one in Raleigh and one in Wilson, that authorities in each jurisdiction are looking at to see if they are also connected to the crime spree.