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Durham police investigate fatal shooting

Posted June 4, 2009

— Police were investigating a fatal shooting that happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of West Piedmont Avenue and Fargo Street.

Thomas Spruill, 25, of Roosevelt Street, was found inside a vehicle, and authorities pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.

Bullets also damaged two vehicles and a residence, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29336, or Crime Stoppers at 919=683-1200.


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  • issymayake Jun 4, 2009

    This is a PERSON we're talking about folks.

  • tooblessed Jun 4, 2009

    No where in this article does it say it was near a park. Stop jumping to conclusions. My son is scheduled to work from 11:00-7:30 but sometimes when work is slow he can leave early, he has left @ 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning so don't assume that because it happened @ 2:00 he doesn't work.

  • countryboy79 Jun 4, 2009

    What does shooting a movie have to do with a shooting in Durham? Do you think this will have anything to do with the image of Durham? This is the city that went crazy when a black woman accused three white guys of rape. This is the city that busted down doors looking for one of the suspects in the UNC student murder. My heart goes out to the family of the victim, not the city council and not the people at the Durham Tourism department.

  • showed up late Jun 4, 2009

    2 am, fairly close to a Park. Must not have had to get up and go to work today.