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Durham man found shot to death in SUV

Posted December 17, 2014

— A 25-year-old man was shot and killed early Wednesday near the intersection of Concord and Cecil streets in south Durham, police said.

Officers responding to the area at about 12:30 a.m. found Holly Martez Lyons, of Durham, inside a silver Nissan SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, and authorities have not released any other information about the incident.

Anyone with information should call Durham 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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  • jackaroe123 Dec 18, 2014

    The misunderstanding is that it really means "Black live matter, too," not "Black live matter more." It was created from a context of everyone's accepting that other lives matter, but there being serious questions about whether Black lives are also seen as valuable in society. However ridiculous you might think that concern seems, know at least that it's real.

    Of course all lives matter, but when that's your response to the idea that some people aren't valued, it's not really addressing the concern.

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  • North Carolina Cutie Dec 17, 2014

    Every body life matters or you would not have been born. Stop making race an issue no race is better than the other regardless of what you have where you from or who you are.

  • Mee Dec 17, 2014

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    Well said.

  • Bill of Rights Dec 17, 2014

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    I don't know who is doubting that all lives matter. Nobody that I know of is making a claim to the contrary.

    Perhaps we need to be telling ourselves this a bit less, and focusing this message a bit more on the people in the streets that are committing these acts of violence.

  • anonymous99 Dec 17, 2014

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    People don't "misunderstand" #blacklivesmatter, they are pointing out the hypocrisy in it. The immigrant whose store gets robbed? His life matters. The cop that wants to go home to see his kids? His life matters, too.

    Very few people are saying your life does not matter if you do things like commit attempted murder and assault other human beings. Most people believe in redemption, or at least the opportunity for it.

    When people say "all lives matter", they are pointing out the fact that unless you address behavior like what is mentioned in this article, you are not really trying to fix any real problems. All you are trying to do is blame others for the predictable result of violent behavior.

  • Frank Adams Dec 17, 2014
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    I would guess that the report includes the type of vehicle in an effort to gain information. If someone was in that area of Durham at this time, and witnessed the person in this vehicle engaged in criminal or reckless behavior, it may help police identify or narrow the range of suspects.

  • jackaroe123 Dec 17, 2014

    This young man's past legal issues will prevent some from viewing his death as a tragedy, and that's both unacceptable and a tragedy unto itself.

    A bunch of people who misunderstand the purpose behind the hashtag "#blacklivesmatter" have responded w/ "ALL lives matter." Well, this case is the appropriate time to say that all lives matter. If we pick and choose which murder victims we care about and which we don't, we're reinforcing the idea that not all lives do matter.

    I recognize that circumstances make it challenging, but that's an ideal to which we should all hold ourselves accountable.

  • Hammerhead Dec 17, 2014

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    They would probably say car, as it would help describe the crime and circumstances. They only mention the model in the story. Your level of angst is entertaining, keep up the good work.

  • Cary1983 Dec 17, 2014

    More importantly, what was this guy doing on the streets? He was charged w/ attempted murder and a host of other crimes in 2011. Why wasn't he behind bars?