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Durham man charged in shooting

Posted January 14, 2011

— Durham police arrested a man Thursday night in connection with a shooting that seriously injured a woman.

Holly Martez Lyons, 21, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, pattern of gang activity, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

He was in the Durham County jail Friday under a $5 million bond.

Police say Lyons fired shots into a car stopped at a traffic light at North Alston Avenue and Dowd Street Monday morning. The 38-year-old victim was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Investigators say shots also struck a nearby house but that no one inside was injured.


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  • sammyg Jan 14, 2011

    Poor dear...

  • beachbum1 Jan 14, 2011

    ok have to say this..from all that I see and read they are NOT just from Durham they are all over.

  • gman976 Jan 14, 2011

    This is his parents' fault for naming him Holly.

  • Caveman93 Jan 14, 2011

    Promising culture.

  • boatmonkey82 Jan 14, 2011

    look, he already has the spot you need to aim at

  • gmuny33 Jan 14, 2011

    It's not even equal to the triple shooting that took place just months ago in Raleigh or did Morrisvill and Guitarman not able to read that. I'm sure then you will cross hairs, that it's southeast Raleigh.

  • Justin T. Jan 14, 2011

    Thi$ i$ a me$$ed up $tory. $o $ad.

  • dukefan101 Jan 14, 2011

    Holly? Are they sure it's a him?

  • Morrisville Jan 14, 2011

    Durham is the NCs LA version.

  • ncguy71 Jan 14, 2011

    What's up with the "$" tattoo between your eyes dude? I know you make your mother proud.