Durham police investigating fatal shooting
Posted June 18, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Investigators are looking into a fatal shooting that happened in east Durham Tuesday morning.
Kammie Michael, a spokeswoman for the Durham Police Department, said officers responding to a 911 call around 11:40 a.m. found Jermaine Andrea McDonald, 37, dead in the street in front of a house in the 100 block of North Hyde Park Avenue.
Police said McDonald lived on the street, but it's unclear if he lived at the house.
One witness reported hearing four gunshots, and another said McDonald might have been shot while inside his car and then gotten out of it.
Michael, however, provided no details of the shooting, only saying that investigators do not believe it was random and that no charges have been filed in the case.
Anyone with information about it is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29336, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
Those who live in the neighborhood said violence in the area isn't unusual and that they often hear sirens and see police cars in the area.
"It's really a tragedy when you have the youth thinking this is somewhat normal," said Geneva Melton, who lives in the neighborhood. "It's not normal."