23-year-old UPS driver killed in downtown Raleigh shooting, police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police said a man who worked as a UPS employee has died after shooting on S. East Street on Wednesday.

Stephen Joseph Bynem (RPD booking photo)

The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the 600 block of S. East Street, which is between Lenoir and Worth streets -near the intersection with E. South Street.

Police said Dylan Scott Wall, 23, was the victim of the shooting. Investigators say Wall was just working his shift when he was shot multiple times.

Witnesses tell CBS 17 that they heard between seven and eight gunshots. One person described the scene as a “horror movie” and witnessed the arrest.

“They got him with his hands behind his back and then as soon as they got him out, about 10 more cars, escalates, blacked-out cars came flying down. They were police officers in SWAT, riot gear, they had dogs, the whole shebang,” Rockford Wreck told CBS 17.

He said several neighbors attempted to give first aid to Wall.

“I think the neighbor went out to check for a pulse, and another neighbor came out to do CPR on him for about 10 minutes and they didn’t get anything I think,” he said.

Stephen Joseph Bynem, 30, has been charged with murder in connection with Wall’s death. He was transported to the Wake County Detention Center where he is being held without bond.

“I just couldn’t believe that it was happening, I felt like I was in a horror movie almost,” said Wreck. “You hear about these things happening and you just don’t think it’s going to happen right outside of your house.”

Police have not released a motive in the shooting.

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