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Durham police: Raleigh man killed in early morning shooting near downtown

Posted May 13

— Durham police were investigating Saturday morning after a 30-year-old Raleigh man was fatally shot in the 900 block of West Main Street.

Officers responding to a shooting call shortly after 2 a.m. found James Edward Legg dead on a sidewalk.

No arrests have been made, and no other information about the shooting has been released.

Anyone with information that could help investigators should call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • Norman Lewis May 13, 3:18 p.m.
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    Durham shooting, a somewhat redundant term. Use the existing Federal laws on felon's possessing a firearm and put each one you catch away for a minimum of 5 years, do this consistently and the crime issue in Durham will drop precipitously. As it has everywhere else this has been tried. But of course as soon as you started such a thing the cries of profiling and racism would start due to an overwhelming number of a particular ethnic group being arrested. Face it, in Durham, gang violence dominates the area, primarily Bloods and Crips.

  • Deborah Turner May 13, 1:48 p.m.
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    Very true....

  • Thomas Williams May 13, 10:33 a.m.
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    The new Police Chief has her hands full with this city. No matter what she does she is going to face a lot of criticism from a lot of different sources. I can't imagine why anyone would want to come to Durham and be a police chief. Tough place crime wise, and a polarized population, and each faction wants what it wants when it wants it, and they are quick to call race into any and every issue.