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Durham men charged with shooting each other

Posted January 30, 2013

— Police said Wednesday that they have charged three Durham men in connection with a recent shooting on Trinity Avenue, including two who were wounded in the incident.

Two men were shot in the 900 block of West Trinity Avenue on Jan. 21. Police said Adam Yunus Coovadia and Brandon Neville shot each other and that Coovadia remains hospitalized.

Coovadia, 19, of State Street, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school.

Neville, 20, of Waterford Valley Drive, faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

He has been released from the hospital and wasn't in custody Wednesday.

A third man, Cedric Lamar Green, 20, of Autumn Ridge Drive, faces a charge of possession of a stolen firearm in connection with the shooting. He likewise wasn't in custody Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Neville or Green is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4583, extension 29357, or 919-560-4582, extension 29248, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • amenmike Jan 31, 2013

    If one's guns are stolen, then one is not safe gaurding his rights or the rights of others and therefore should be held accountable for that misuse of that right.

  • mandre4 Jan 31, 2013

    Why exactly are none of these people in police custody????

  • Titus Pullo Jan 31, 2013

    "Is there anyone out there stupid enough to believe any additional gun control legislation"

    Yes, there are.

  • exador7 Jan 31, 2013

    All out war on drugs would be good....

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 31, 2013

    If I have 10 guns in my house laying on the kitchen counter, all of which I purchased legally and someone looks through a window and decides to kick my door in and steal them I would laugh in the face of someone telling me I owed them a 250k fine. They were locked up....in my house.

  • Scare Crow Jan 31, 2013

    I think that when they get out of the hospital the cops should give them their guns back and let them go at it again, you know, finish the job they started.

  • working for deadbeats Jan 31, 2013


  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 31, 2013

    Is there anyone out there stupid enough to believe any additional gun control legislation or Obama'a 23 Executive Orders would have prevented this??? Instead of more laws that criminals like these will also ignore why don't we enforce the laws that already exist?


    Plenty of people out there that are that stupid. Take @amenmike for example. He'she thinks we should fine someone a quarter of a million dollars if they legally buy a gun, lock it up, and some nimrod breaks in and steals it. Meanwhile he said nothing about enforcing stiff penalties on the ones that actually broke the law. Scares me that I'm surrounded with people that actually think that way.

  • streetglide Jan 31, 2013

    we can only wish they were as good of shots as they were useless American citzens and in that Durham area,, I would say around 60% fall into that category!!

  • dwr1964 Jan 30, 2013

    See...criminals with guns. Bought illegally. Or stolen. Why does Osama Ben Obama refuse to go after these people, instead of us honest, law abibing citizens? I have a theory, but you anti gun people really don't want to hear it.