A man released from prison last year has been charged with five shooting deaths in Wake County.
Thirty-year-old Samuel James Cooper was arrested last week and
charged with five counts of first-degree murder for incidents ranging back to May of last year. Cooper had been released from prison in February of last year after serving time for a 1994 armed robbery.
Most of these cases involved robberies.
Fifty-two-year-old Tariq Hussain was found dead behind the counter of his convenience store in October. Ricky High was also killed last month.
Thirty-four-year-old Timothy David Barnwell was found dead outside his apartment in April.
Forty-year-old LeRoy Jernigan was shot to death in June of last year in a restaurant where he worked.
Osama Haj-Hussein was found dead in May of last year at a convenience store.