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Durham cousins charged in summer shooting of taxi driver

Posted January 21

Deandre Lemar Jackson, 25, was arrested Tuesday and Curtis Lewis Jackson, 18, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Both were charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.
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— Two Durham cousins were arrested this week in connection to a shooting of a taxi driver that occurred last summer.

Deandre Lemar Jackson, 25, was arrested Tuesday and Curtis Lewis Jackson, 18, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Both were charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.

The charges are in connection to a June 30 incident in the 500 block of Hardee Street. Officers said they found a 28-year-old taxi driver with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

The driver told authorities that he had gotten a call for a taxi ride and was approached by two males as he walked to the vehicle. The cousins then forced the driver into an apartment and one held him while the other shot him, said police.

Deandre and Curtis Jackson were being held at the Durham County Jail on Thursday night. Deandre Jackson was being held under $2.5 million bond while bond had not been set for Curtis Jackson.

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  • Steve Clark Jan 22, 2016
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    Yashi - they shot a man; tried to kill him. There has to be a consequence for that. I served in the military, and it was an honor; an honor these guys don't deserve. I agree with you - i learned respect for myself and learned that there were things "Bigger than me"... these guys should have joined our volunteer army years ago... but now that they are criminals (violent criminals) NO Way. And you may be right - they MAY not be deterred, but they won't shoot anyone else either. Reach out into the communities BEFORE they are criminals - I agree... once they drag a man into a house, one holds him and the other shoots him... forget it, LOCK 'EM UP.

  • Fanny Chmelar Jan 22, 2016
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    Maximum sentences are not a deterrent, other than to the person who committed the crime - and recidivism rates are so high that even that isn't much of a deterrent.

    We have a terrible justice system that does not work.

    Put them in the military. They didn't learn respect at home. They didn't learn it in their community.

    Replace their home and their community with people who will teach them respect, honor and service. Something they'll never learn in jail.

  • Steve Clark Jan 22, 2016
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    I'm with you, Janet. They drug him INTO a house, and one held him while the other shot him! I also think there should be a sentence 'enhancement' for the gun. All the people that are SO concerned about gun violence simply want to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to get a gun; how about taking on another mandatory 5 yrs for having a gun on you during commission of a crime, 10 yrs if you fire it, 15 if you shoot someone?

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 21, 2016
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    Mark, I'm talking about taxi drivers. They are vulnerable already, just due to the nature of the job. The criminals should get the maximum sentence.

  • Mark Colyer Jan 21, 2016
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    Huh?

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 21, 2016
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    Give them the maximum. Make an example, hopefully it'll deter someone else from doing the same thing. People shouldn't be targeted by the job they do.