First Posted: 1/15/2009
PEMBROKE -- A Pembroke teenager who was out on bail after being charged with murder was apprehended for attempted murder Tuesday morning when he showed up in court for a hearing.
Ricky Brandon Brayboy, 18, of 376 Pine Tree Lane, was charged with shooting 17-year-old Gary Lynn Oxendine about 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Jecos Quik Stop on Deep Branch Road. Oxendine, of St. Anna Road, Pembroke, was paralyzed in the shooting, according to sheriff's Maj. Randal Patterson .
Brayboy was charged with attempted murder, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He is held in the Robeson County jail under $50,000 bail.
Both Brayboy and Oxendine were out on bail after being charged with first-degree murder in separate shooting deaths.
A sheriff's deputy apprehended Brayboy when he showed up for a court appearance in the Jan. 12 shooting death of Vincent Smith. Brayboy had been released on $50,000 bail on Feb. 20.
Oxendine was out on bail after being charged with the July 5, 2002, shooting death of Gregory Allen Chavis. He was released on $100,000 bail on Sept. 20, 2002.
Brayboy also had outstanding warrants for misdemeanor communicating threats and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.
Oxendine was inside a parked white 1967 Ford Mustang with three other people when a brown Dodge Intrepid, with two people inside, pulled up next to the Mustang and someone inside the Intrepid began firing shots, Patterson said.
Patterson said that Oxendine was shot three times, twice in the torso and once in the neck. He said the bullet to the neck apparently struck Oxendine's spine, leaving him paralyzed. Oxendine was in serious condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill this morning, according to a hospital spokesman.
Oxendine was the only person injured in the shooting, but the Mustang was struck several times by gunfire, Patterson said.
He said that some type of argument led to the shooting but that he didn't know what it was about.