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Four charged in Durham shooting

Posted July 9, 2012

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— Four Durham men are charged with shooting a man standing in a yard late Friday morning.

Police said the victim, whose identity wasn't released, was shot in the leg in the 300 block of South Woodcrest Street by men who fled in a white vehicle. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Duke University Hospital.

A few hours later, police arrested Cameron Mitchell, 22, of Elk Ridge Road, Omari Mitchell, 19, of Elk Ridge Road, Gary Brady Jr., 20, of Ruby Ridge Road, and Devon Drakkar Thorpe, 21, of Rowena Avenue. They all face charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy, assault by pointing a gun and going armed to the terror of the public.

Brady also faces charges of manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to sell marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cameron Mitchell served a year in jail for 2010 convictions for possession of a firearm by a felon and possessing stolen goods, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He also has a 2008 conviction for discharging a firearm into property.

Omari Mitchell and Brady are both on probation for May 2011 felony break-in and conspiracy convictions, records show.

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  • Coach K is still GREAT Jul 9, 2012

    All of you bleeding hearts out there that say prison doesn't make a difference. They need to be rehabilitated instead. Please, get your head out of the sand and wake up! Fools, the whole lot of you! - RustyDawg

    Uh, isn't prison considered "rehabilitation"?

    Statick
    July 9, 2012 1:36 p.m.
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    I guess that depends on how many times they've been to rehab... this system is a joke!!!!!!!!

  • ims1924 Jul 9, 2012

    Members of President Lyndon Johnson's GREAT SOCIETY.

  • kermit60 Jul 9, 2012

    This has become a regular occurance around NC lately. Someone shot, robbed, or murdered by someone who should still be in jail. The system is a miserable failure as a deterent and protecting the community. Victims of these crimes should be allowed to sue the county or state for failing to do there jobs.

  • ncsuwx Jul 9, 2012

    My question is, if they all have had felony convictions in the past 2 years, why are their tails out of jail anyway? How about letting the time match the crime? What is the deterent if they know they're going to get out of jail in a few months. Lock them up for a few years instead!

    I'm all for it, now just tell us how to pay for that to happen. It's such an easy fix isn't it?

  • Statick Jul 9, 2012

    All of you bleeding hearts out there that say prison doesn't make a difference. They need to be rehabilitated instead. Please, get your head out of the sand and wake up! Fools, the whole lot of you! - RustyDawg

    Uh, isn't prison considered "rehabilitation"?

  • RustyDawg Jul 9, 2012

    My question is, if they all have had felony convictions in the past 2 years, why are their tails out of jail anyway? How about letting the time match the crime? What is the deterent if they know they're going to get out of jail in a few months. Lock them up for a few years instead! All of you bleeding hearts out there that say prison doesn't make a difference. They need to be rehabilitated instead. Please, get your head out of the sand and wake up! Fools, the whole lot of you!

  • gopack10 Jul 9, 2012

    Instead of stealing for money these kids need to get off the streets, get a job and stop acting like they are entitled to do whatever they want to do to others and get away with it, they are not going to change. It is not right for civilized people to go to work everyday to make a living and worry about losers like this taking it all while you are gone. Let alone standing in your yard and getting shot for no reason. These kids were not raised to be contributing members of society only nuisances so i'd say take away their rights and lock them up. Better then them being on the streets having babies and allowing this cycle to continue even further.