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Arrest made in fatal Durham shooting

Posted November 6, 2013

Durham police were called to Morning Glory Avenue on the report of a shooting Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
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— A Durham man has been charged in a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Christopher Alexander Hicks, 21, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm. He was being held without bond Wednesday in the Durham County jail.

Bicycle officers on patrol heard shots at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and found Jevontez Deshawn Massey, 22, of Durham, lying in the street on Morning Glory Avenue near Belt Street, police said. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

A K-9 officer spotted Hicks hiding in the woods nearby a couple of hours later, police said, and he was arrested after a brief chase.

Police didn't release any details about a possible motive in the shooting.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Durham police Investigator B.S. Jones at 919-560-4440, extension 29335, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • Phyxius1 Nov 6, 2013

    Christopher Alexander Hicks, 21, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

    Story says it all...Not a good person to start with being a Felon already at 21 and having a stolen firearm. Hope they put him away for a long time for repeat offender with a murder charge now..

  • SFSOLDIER Nov 6, 2013

    MOTIVE? Really, what about drugs for one?