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Durham man charged in December shooting death

Posted January 12, 2011

— Durham County deputies on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in a shooting death two weeks ago.

Rashad Ahmad Adams, 20, was taken into custody at the Econo Lodge in Creedmoor after investigators received an anonymous tip that he was there, authorities said.

Adams was charged with murder in the Dec. 29 slaying of James Warren Holsclaw and was being held without bond in the Durham County jail.

Holsclaw, 21, was shot at 1002 Cortez St. Deputies haven't released information about a possible motive in the shooting, but they seized several pounds of marijuana, $2,625 in cash and two stolen weapons from the shooting scene.


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  • Bon Viveur Jan 12, 2011

    The name Rashad-Ahmad has a lovely poetical flair to it, don't you think? How sad that yet another young Durhamite, possessing the noble blood of ancient African princes has been now relegated to a cell at the Durham County Jail here on the eve of MLK's birthday!!!! It is time for Durham to sling off the rusty shackles of residual colonial oppression and truly live MLK's DREAM.

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  • beachbum1 Jan 12, 2011

    WOW why yes I am shocked...NOT!

  • ElvisPresleyJr Jan 12, 2011

    Anybody really surprised here?...anybody? ..Typical.

  • Mugu Jan 12, 2011

    MLK was his role model.

  • daddysbuddy Jan 12, 2011

    Durham's trash has been in Granville co. for awhile

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Jan 12, 2011

    Great, Durham's trash is moving to Granville County.