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Durham murder suspect turns himself in

Posted June 2, 2009
Updated June 3, 2009

— A murder suspect wanted in an October shooting on North Hyde Park Avenue has turned himself in, Durham police said Wednesday.

Police charged Marcus D. Cox, 21, with murder in the shooting death of Lamont Monty Brandon Jr., 19. According to police, a man shot at Brandon and Way Holloway, 25, as they rode a moped on North Hyde Park Avenue Oct. 14.

Brandon, who was shot in the torso, was taken to Duke University Hospital where he died. Holloway was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.

Alton Dewayne “Popeye” Sanders, 24, is also charged him with murder in the case.


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  • Just the facts mam Jun 3, 2009

    Everyone has different cultures, and each culture has some good things and some bad things. This is just an example of some of the bad things from this culture. It is too bad that most of the leaders in this culture are out blaming everyone else for their problems rather than looking at themselves as the problem.

  • devilblue Jun 3, 2009

    When you have young black males killing each other it is certainly not a racism issue. There is a big problem with so many young black males wanting to be the cool gangsta. It isn't so cool when you are caught and go to jail or worse end up dead because of it. It is really a sad situation.

  • ccs1920 Jun 3, 2009

    Notice how Cox is wearing his BAD BOY look for the mug shot.

  • cuteboyd Jun 3, 2009

    I totally agree with you thatsgreat. Something needs to be done and it needs to start within the black community.

  • working for deadbeats Jun 2, 2009

    These stories are getting so old. Hey Rev Barber, you need to focus on these crimes involving young black males. It's not racial, it's a plague amonst them that is never ending. You need to work on removing the fascination of violence with these kids. I say you, I mean help with the parents on doing so.