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Durham man charged with shooting 10-year-old girl

Posted May 17

James Scott Berish

— A Durham man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the weekend shooting of a 10-year-old girl as she slept in her home, police said.

James Scott Berish, 23, surrendered to police and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a stolen firearm.

Deisy Medina was asleep in her bed early Sunday morning when a bullet fired in an upstairs apartment came through the ceiling and hit her in the abdomen. She spent more than a day at Duke University Hospital before being released Monday night.

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  • Rick Fetter May 17, 8:11 p.m.
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    This guy has no redeeming value, human garbage.