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Four charged in Durham shooting

Posted February 17, 2009

— Police have charged four men with a shooting last week at a bus stop.

A 19-year-old told officers he was near the bus stop on Cook Road near Tripoli Drive when four men drove up in a car. One got out, demanded money and chased the teen before shooting him in the back, police said.

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, remains hospitalized at Duke University Hospital.

James Williams, 18, of South Alston Avenue, Mario Melvin, 17, of Glenbrook Drive, and Andre Bond Jr., 18, of Glenbrook Drive, were arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder in the shooting. All were being held Tuesday in the Durham County Jail under $1 million bonds.

Rodney Oldham, 18, was picked up by his probation officer Tuesday and taken into custody on an attempted murder charge, police said.


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  • Tired of thoughtlessness Feb 17, 2009

    I'm still trying to understand what Obama taking office has to do with this.

  • ncguy Feb 17, 2009

    A more news worthy story would be "Durham has had no shootings in a month"
    That would be news.....

  • mommyto3 Feb 17, 2009

    Fact at least 2 that I have researched are black males. Fact at least 2 of them were on probation---hats off to the PO -finally maybe people will understand PO's can't control the actions of their offenders!!

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Feb 17, 2009

    I thought all this was going to change once Obama got elected. What the heck?

    And why would you? If people dont change their mindsets, how can they change their actions?
    You say this why? Because Obama is black? Because you assume the teens are black?

  • turdferguson Feb 17, 2009

    I thought all this was going to change once Obama got elected. What the heck?

  • Caveman93 Feb 17, 2009

    Wow, another shooting in Durham...shocker!