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Durham man charged with shooting two teens

Posted December 6, 2013

Thomas Deangelo Griffin

— A Durham man was arrested Friday in connection with the Tuesday shootings of two teenage half-brothers, police said.

Thomas Deangelo Griffin, 19, of Morehead Avenue, was charged with two counts of attempted murder. He was being held in the Durham County jail under a $1 million bond.

Officers were called to Grace Lane and Liberty Street, where the boys, ages 14 and 16, were found and taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. They were still hospitalized Friday.

Investigators said the brothers had been shot inside the house at 4 Grace Lane, which is vacant. Griffin was arrested across the street, at 3 Grace Lane, police said.

Police didn't release any details about a possible motive in the shootings, but they said the crime wasn't random.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • stymieindurham Dec 9, 2013

    The Sweepstakes Cafe raids are more important!

    So, you are saying the internet cafe's should be allowed to continue their illegal activity? The Sheriff's Office doesn't have the duty of patrolling in the city. Durham P/D does that.
    Get rid of your childish attitude and try to have a better day???

  • ThaTruth4 Dec 9, 2013

    I don't think they really moderate "all" comments, b/c I've had 2 have written about 3 diff times &...nothing. Well anywho, it sucks that there are so many 'kids' killing 'kids'. I hope when my son get older, he instills the values & morals that he's been taught & keep thew w/ him everyday of his life. We're praying for all of these 'babies'.

  • mac240 Dec 6, 2013

    The Sweepstakes Cafe raids are more important!

  • gingerlynn Dec 6, 2013

    phyxius, my early post was blocked. but this person has a record a mile long and was already on probation for earlier crimes.

  • Phyxius1 Dec 6, 2013

    Great job on catching him so fast before he did it again. Hopefully NC`s justice system wont let him out quickly like so many others...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Dec 6, 2013

    "Durham man charged with shooting two teens"

    No. This was a kid who shot two kids.

  • 678devilish Dec 6, 2013

    So glad they found the shooter and charged him. But I still maintain the teenagers should have been in school.