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Durham man dies after shots fired into home

Posted August 10, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014

Durham Police Department

— An 18-year-old man died Monday after after shots were fired into his home in the 600 block of Lee Street on Sunday night, Durham police said.

Police said the shooting happened about 9:45 p.m., and the bullets were fired from outside the home. The victim, identified as Rakwon Smith, was taken to a nearby hospital.

No charges have been filed, and police are now investigating the case as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call 919-560-4440, extension 29322, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • bmac813 Aug 12, 2014

    Jessie, and Al will be right there. No that was probably Black on Black.

  • foodstamptrader Aug 12, 2014

    There you go Mayor Bell, Durham is safe and open for business. Just don't go to sleep. Sheesh.....

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 11, 2014

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    Police don't prevent crimes. They intercede when they can but mostly write reports and investigate them. Only people in the criminal justice system that can prevent crime are judges by handing down long sentences to violent repeat offenders.

  • baldchip Aug 11, 2014

    Durham PD-let's get moving. all these shootings are hurting Durham and NC!!

  • WRAL + GOLO = Bias News Aug 11, 2014

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    It's not supposed to "mean" anything. This is only another statement that Hans made, to get folks to have some kind of response. He is slipping though. Usually, his first comment is focused on passing new gun laws, that even he knows will never help curb the gun violence.

  • jwsawyer Aug 11, 2014

    Certain areas in Durham are not safe. I feel this should be addressed.

  • disgusted2010 Aug 11, 2014

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    A conspiracy behind every tree????

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 11, 2014

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    What is that supposed to mean?

  • btneast Aug 11, 2014

    No, this really isn't the same area.. The other shooting apparently occurred at Wabash & Ridgeway. This one occurred at Lee St. They're over 2 miles away.

    They are both "east Durham". They are both off of Alston Ave and the demographics of both areas are the same. "East Durham", for those that know Durham well, is a very large area.

  • RockGuitar Aug 11, 2014

    what the heck is going over there in Durham? not a day goes without a report of a murder, it seems.