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Third person charged in Durham teen's shooting

Posted March 27, 2013

— A third person has been charged after the shooting of a Durham teen on Briggs Avenue near Liberty Street earlier this month, police said Wednesday.

Larry Joseph Harwell, 20, of Yancey Street, was arrested Tuesday night on Concord Street and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm within city limits. After his arrest, he was also charged with malicious conduct by a prisoner and resisting a public officer.

He was being held Wednesday in the Durham County jail under a $560,000 bond. 

On March 11, police say a 17-year-old, whose name and condition have not been released, was walking with a friend when a green Cadillac Seville occupied by three people pulled up beside them. One of the people talked with the victim before firing one shot.

A short time later, police stopped a vehicle matching the description and arrested two people inside – Shelly Ann Polk, 30, of Cammie Street, and Victor Lavar Brown Jr., 17, of Hardee Street. A third person jumped out and ran from officers, police said. 

Officers found two guns 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.


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  • tayl108 Mar 28, 2013

    Who gave Polk the nice shiner?

  • david46 Mar 27, 2013

    There is going to be a day of reckoning for these young punks and it can't come soon enough.

  • Obamacare rises Mar 27, 2013

    Why is a 30 yr old woman running around with 17 and 20 yr olds? Drugs.

    Drugs and sex.

  • jaydosse Mar 27, 2013

    Gee, another tough guy.......If convicted, remove him from society!! Lock him up with his good buddies!! No mercy please. Society demands hard time!!!

  • outdoor592000 Mar 27, 2013

    Why is a 30 yr old woman running around with 17 and 20 yr olds? Drugs.

  • Obamacare rises Mar 27, 2013

    Shaking my head.......yet again.