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Durham police arrest two teens in connection with January shooting

Posted February 13, 2013

— Two Durham teens wanted in connection with a Jan. 23 shooting were arrested Tuesday after a brief foot chase on Cook Road, police said.

Dontae Richardson, 17, of Grant Street, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging a firearm within the city limits and possession of a handgun by a minor. 

Demarkee Midgette, 16, of Cathy Drive, is charged with conspiracy to commit an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a handgun by a minor. 

Richardson was in the Durham County jail Wednesday under a $75,000 bond. Midgette's bond was $50,000. 

According to investigators, Richardson, Midgette and 17-year-old Richard Tiberious "R.T." Bonaparte got into an argument with a 16-year-old outside a home in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street Jan. 23 before shooting him in the leg. 

Police are still searching for Bonaparte. A 15-year-old juvenile was also charged with conspiracy. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on Bonaparte's whereabouts should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4281 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. 

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves. 


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  • ThaTruth4 Feb 13, 2013

    It's so sad & ridiculous to read about this kinda stuff (on a daily basis)...& they're getting younger & younger. My kids are still infants & toddlers & my Hubby & I work very hard to instill morals,values,integrity,hard work & all into their lives (& most importantly, prayer)& I pray they keep it with them when they get out on their own. With all of this stuff goin on in the world, I hope im not too too controlling & keep them in the house period. I just pray that something is done & fast, way 2 much happening out here.

  • marciamal1 Feb 13, 2013

    It's disgusting to think how teenagers are today - years ago it was so much better. You didn't read or hear about such nonsense

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 13, 2013

    One of two will get probation, with time served, the other will be out before they're 18. I'm willing to say, that one or two will end up in public school. Do ya think that right?

  • Titus Pullo Feb 13, 2013

    Same people, different day.

  • mrr03 Feb 13, 2013

    each should get 20 years in prison if convicted..

  • beachboater Feb 13, 2013

    More teens with illegal guns. The odds were already 3 to 1 in favor of the shooter, and he still SHOOTS him!!! Geez. I guess he didn't want to get dirty. He needs to be taught a lesson, and not the one where you get away with murder because you are a teen.

  • Scubagirl Feb 13, 2013

    Old enough to do time for their crime!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 13, 2013

    All teenagers? How are parents today raising their young sons? Parents need to do a better job so that their children will not grow up and be a part of crime and then wind up in prison. No parents would want that.