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Durham police ID driver who was shot before crash

Posted June 19, 2011

— Durham police identified on Sunday the driver in a single-car wreck who had been shot before crashing into a tree near the intersection of Fayetteville Street and Jackie Robinson Drive.

Michael Orlando Hunter, 30, of Stonehedge Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said he was shot before driving about 200 yards, losing control of his black BMW 323, running off the road and hitting a tree around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide. They are asking anyone with information to call 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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  • prensezz Jun 21, 2011

    and cantstandya
    What did your parents teach you? It wasn't judge less ye be judged. What kind of life do you live. Do you know this man. Do you know his parents. Your parents should of taught you respect.

  • prensezz Jun 21, 2011

    To all of you arguing over cities and blaming familes and mother's need to take a reality check. A man is dead, a child and wife are alone and you people talk about things we can't even understand. Why not some respect for the family, what if it was you, your son. How would you feel if a bunch of stupid people with no compassion are sitting around just being stupid. What is this world coming to. The worl is dangerous not just Durham or Raleigh its the world and people like you are the blame. Even if the bullet was meant for him it could of hit you, or your child. Something has to be done, but give this man his peace and his family Respect.

  • gnewsome1 Jun 21, 2011

    Dogs, whomever is pulling the trigger. I hope they get caught and get the same thing they are dealing out.

  • aetius476 Jun 20, 2011

    gmuny: "I am trying to broaden your mind and relate some facts to you and those who think like you." - whatever. I guess all the grieving families holding "stop the violence" vigils in Durham evey other week would accept your "facts"? The sad truth is young Africa American (primarily) men and women are being deprived of life and a safe place to live. I would rather find a solution than endlessly cover up the problem and allow more go to an early grave. BTW - I live in Orange county. Don't care about Raleigh/Durham feud. Problems are problems and need a solution.

  • cariannestanley Jun 20, 2011

    Anybody say DRUGS were involved in this mess?

  • Bartmeister Jun 20, 2011

    Well, gotta get back to work. Would love to spend more time on talking about Elephants in the room and what not. I simply commented on the stats and numbers and made my comments based on trends and patterns, not emotional and passionate feelings. Have a nice day.................

  • Mark Hayes Jun 20, 2011

    This all goes back to the parents of whomever,could be any race education plays a factor but home is where your ethics are taught look into the background of some of these people and the situation at their home life would show no discipline,teachers can only be exspected to teach those that embrace education to continue to blame lack of education and omit home values is not fair to all the children who do achieve and stay out of trouble.

  • hunter38 Jun 20, 2011

    Live like a gangsta then you take the chances

  • Bartmeister Jun 20, 2011

    gmuny33 = Just quoting the numbers pal. The numbers show a sharp divide between Greensboro and WS, as with Raleigh and Durham (if you take into account the population differential). Interestingly enough, the examples you provide can probably be backed up with numbers also. You talk about elephants in the room, I get it. It's reality.

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Jun 20, 2011

    u know... anywhere you live has a chance for crime... one place is not better than another. it's just reported more in some areas.