Chapel Hill teacher assistant 1 of 3 charged in Burlington robbery, fatal shooting at sweepstakes

Left to right: Tanesha Annette Jeffries and Shamar Ramel Holloway. Holloway is still wanted.

BURLINGTON, N.C. – A third suspect has been arrested after a security guard at a sweepstakes business in Burlington was shot and killed earlier this month.

Tanesha Annette Jeffries, 23, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection to the death of 25-year-old Michael Le.

Officers were called to Gone Fishing Sweepstakes at 1365 N. Church St. shortly before 9:30 p.m. April 8 where police said a security officer was shot during a robbery.

The victim, identified as Le, was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead, according to a Burlington police press release.

Police found two other victims at the business, one an employee and the other a customer. Both taken to the hospital and later released.

Two other suspects were arrested earlier this week, Anthony Lamar Cason, 22, and Jimal Edward Jenkins, 27, both of Thomasville. Both were charged with first-degree murder, among other charges.

Police are still searching for Shamar Ramel Holloway, 35, of Graham. He is wanted for first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools said in a message to parents and staff that it “received very disconcerting news from the Burlington Police that one of our employees, Tanesha Jeffries, was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a robbery in Alamance County,” according to WTVD.

The school system said Jeffries has been terminated from her job with the district. She had worked as a teacher assistant at Northside Elementary School with pre-kindergarten students.

Anyone who knows where Holloway is can call Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.