17-year-old charged with murder in North Carolina, sought on Staten Island

NEW YORK (WABC) -- An FBI bulletin has been issued for a teenager with alleged gang ties who is being sought on Staten Island.

The New York City Police Department has confirmed that Cortaz Quemel Lucas Jr., has threatened that if approached by law enforcement, he would shoot it out with them and would rather die than go to prison.

The bulletin said Lucas, 17, is being sought on Staten Island. He is a known member of the Bloods gang, and boldly declared he will shoot it out with police if he was approached.

Lucas is described as 5 feet 7 inches, and 140 pounds. He sometimes uses the aliases Billy Lugar, Quemel or B Murda.

Clayton, North Carolina police were looking for Lucas in connection with the shooting death of his mother's boyfriend in a mobile home park in December. Police issued an arrest warrant for Lucas. He is charged with first-degree murder.

"(The victim) was found lying on the living room floor, shot five or six times. He was rushed to WakeMed but unfortunately passed away at the hospital," said Stacy Beard, Clayton public information officer, at the time.

"We're very thankful for the cooperation of the family members who were here, who were able to help tell us what happened from their perspective so that we could quickly get on this and hopefully bring this young man in," says Beard.
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