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Teen charged with murder in Durham convenience store shooting

Posted February 16

— A 16-year-old was charged with murder Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting at a Durham convenience store on Tuesday.

Jarrell Paylor, of Durham, is charged in the shooting death of 41-year-old John Wesley Pruitt Jr. ​at the Family Fare at 2918 Guess Road, according to Durham police.

Police said the shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery.

Both Pruitt and Paylor, who was also shot during the incident, were taken to Duke University Hospital. Paylor remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Paylor is also facing charges of larceny from a person and possession of a stolen firearm in connection with an incident reported on February 1. In that case, Paylor is charged with taking a pistol from a man on North Roxboro Street.

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  • Jeff Freuler Feb 16, 5:52 p.m.
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    But some residents get up in arms when the police shoot a legitimate threat. Where are all of those protestors now.......Not holding my breath. He was probably one himself

  • John Jones Feb 16, 5:02 p.m.
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    Look at his FB page, in and out of jail. Can't even put together a complete sentence. Gang banging at it's finest. A pitiful culture caused two families to lose love ones. This is what the BLM, NAACP and civil rights leaders need to be focused on instead of a criminal being killed by police.SAD SAD SAD

  • Jj Parker Feb 16, 4:53 p.m.
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    Exterminate that POS!!! No trial. No 'Ohhh poor young kid'... None of it!!! Extermination...

  • John Jones Feb 16, 4:41 p.m.
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    Senseless murders, where's the outcry from the community saying how great the store clerk was? Will their be a vigil in his honor?

    Will the BLM foks make a statement? How about the president of the NAACP? CRICKETS

  • James Hicks Feb 16, 3:58 p.m.
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    What do you want to bet his lovely associates told him "Don't worry you're under 18, you won't do any hard time!"