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Couple charged in 2014 shooting death outside Raleigh club

Posted 2:16 p.m. Wednesday
Updated 4:28 p.m. Wednesday

Andrew Ellis and Dominique Wiley Ellis

— A husband and wife were arrested Wednesday in a fatal shooting outside a Raleigh club three years ago, police said.

Andrew Ellis, 31, and Dominique Wiley Ellis, 26, of 401 W. Southern Ave. in Raeford, were charged with murder in the June 1, 2014, death of Vernon Oneal Jones Jr.

Jones, 26, of Lillington, was shot in a parking lot at the corner of West Hargett and South West streets after he left Club Bodi.

Vernon Oneal Jones Jr.

Vernon Oneal Jones Jr.

Police said at the time that Jones might have been among those fleeing the nightclub after a disturbance, but it was unclear if the shooting was related to the disturbance inside the club, at 310 S. West St.

No information was released Wednesday as to a motive for the shooting or what evidence linked the Ellises to the crime.

Andrew Ellis is serving a six-year sentence at Pasquotank Correctional Institution following a 2016 conviction on a charge of being a habitual felon.

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