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Two charged, third sought in Durham shooting

Posted March 11, 2013
Updated March 12, 2013

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— Two people were arrested Monday night after a Durham teen was shot on Briggs Avenue near Liberty Street, police said.

Officers responding to a shooting call shortly before 9:30 p.m. found a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound lying on the side of the road. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of what police described as serious injuries.

The teen and a friend were walking on Briggs Avenue when a green Cadillac Seville occupied by three people pulled up beside them. One of the people in the vehicle spoke to the victim, and a shot was fired, police said.

Durham County Deputy J.C. Hamlett spotted a vehicle matching the description a short time later and tried to stop it on Hardee Street near Liberty Street, police said.

Deputies arrested two people in the car – Shelly Ann Polk, 30, of Cammie Street, and Victor Lavar Brown Jr., 17, of Hardee Street – but a third person jumped out and ran from officers, police said. K-9 officers from the Durham Police Department and Durham County Sheriff’s Office searched for the person but were unable to find him.

Officers found two gun in the car.

Brown and Polk were both charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Brown was also charged with resisting a public officer and altering/removing a serial number from a firearm. Polk was also charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Both were placed in Durham County jail under $750,000 bonds.

Anyone with information about the third person is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4281, extensions 29121 or 29117, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • tarheelfan3 Mar 14, 2013

    Good job Deputy Hamlett and members of the Durham County Sheriff's Office!

  • stymieindurham Mar 13, 2013

    "Good job DPD . . . . " - - - -WHO?!!

  • Phyxius1 Mar 12, 2013

    Good job DPD and hope they find the third person. All these senseless shootings and stabbings should automatically give the violators NO BOND option.