Drive-by shooting Durham's third homicide in two days
Posted December 17, 2013
Updated December 18, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon on a Durham street.
Officers responded to a "shots fired" call in the 2600 block of East Shoreham Street at about 2:20 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man lying in the street. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was identified as Desmond Ramario Williams, 28, of Durham.
Leila Royster said she heard four shots in rapid succession, just outside her home. Her daughter and others rushed to help.
"All I could see was blood. The man was laying on his face," she said. "Nothing never happened over here like that."
Phyllis Coley was also nearby.
"I saw the man lying in the street. A school bus was coming down the hill, and people take that curve so fast. So, my immediate gut reaction was just to pull my car in beside the man so nobody would hit him," she said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29337, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
The homicide was the third shooting in Durham since early Monday.
A Durham mother and her boyfriend were killed in a Cheek Road home Monday morning, and two people were wounded inside a house near Gurley and Dowd streets.