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Durham man sought in weekend shooting

Posted February 19, 2013

— Durham County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Tuesday that they are looking for a man wanted in connection with a weekend shooting.

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the parking lot of AW North Carolina, at 4112 Old Oxford Highway, shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told them that Tyrell Rashad Bullock had followed his ex-girlfriend, Cetara Scott, to her workplace, blocked her vehicle with his and then fired multiple shots at another man, Darius Russell, who was riding with Scott.

Russell wasn't wounded in the shooting, and Bullock fled the scene before deputies arrived, authorities said.

Bullock and Scott’s 3-year-old son was in Bullock's car during the shooting, and Bullock took the boy with him when he fled, authorities said. An Amber Alert wasn't issued, they said, because Bullock and Scott share custody of the boy.

Bullock, 23, of 147 Crowder Lane in Henderson, is wanted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault by pointing a gun, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present, two counts of violating a domestic violence protective order and misdemeanor child abuse.

He is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 130 pounds with short black hair, a goatee and has tattoos on both forearms. He might be driving a green 2012 Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate ALT-8834.

Anyone with information about Bullock’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Jeff Smith of the Durham County Sheriff's Office at 919-560-0885 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • jmc3 Feb 19, 2013

    WRAL, please check the facts of the story. Mr. Bullock is from Henderson.
    Headline should read, "Henderson man sought in weekend shooting".
    Just want to keep everything factual and correct.

  • peace2u Feb 19, 2013

    Great role model...no more shared custody for you, Dude. Let's hope this child isn't scarred forever by watching his dad try to kill his mom. So, so, sad. Again, where did he get the gun? Also, any crime committed with a gun should get a prison sentence with no chance of parole. Need more prison space? Release the prisoners who are in for possession of marijuana.

  • hottabs75 Feb 19, 2013

    You'd think after this man fired at someone while his son was in the car would already be endangering the welfare of a child, and an Amber Alert issued. An Amber Alert certainly would get the word out faster and pictures of the child and father.