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Grandson gets $10 million bond in Durham shooting

Posted June 25, 2015
Updated June 26, 2015

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— The grandson of a man found dead Thursday morning in a Durham parking lot saw his bond rasied to $10 million Friday.

Dominick Jackson, 16, was charged with murder in the death of William Evans, 65, of Durham. Evans was found shot to death in the parking lot of a Red Cross building at 4737 University Drive, Durham police said.

Bob Ashley, editor of The Herald-Sun, said Evans was a newspaper carrier who delivered to the address where his body was found.

Jackson often rode with Evans, who thought the experience would be good for the teenager, said Brent Agurs, the newspaper's circulation director.

"His grandson had issues in the past and he was just trying to help him out by showing him some responsibility," he said.

Stanford Morris, a spokesperson for the Red Cross, said the company is heartbroken.

"Our sympathy goes to their family and the others affected by this," he said. "We are reaching out internally to our employees to make sure that there is counseling, or if anybody would like counseling - we can get them to that."

Investigators recovered a 2013 silver Chevrolet Impala in conjunction with the homicide investigation, but did not say how it was related to the crime.

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  • Richard Hertz Jun 26, 2015
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    Why all the fighting over whether or not Durham is a bad place to live or not. The real issue here is no one is rioting or protesting this black on black crime. Never do never will!

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jun 26, 2015
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    Internet racist

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jun 26, 2015
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    Ms.Lee everybody thinks their city is the roughest and toughest. I've lived in Durham,off Horton Rd.I went out every weekend with no problems.I moved to Charlotte (East Woodland Rd) because of my job.I hate it here!Meth heads and pill poppers are everywhere. You go to the bar and 10 prostitutes ask you "you want to have a good time." And those are the nice bars LOL . Durham isn't that bad trust me!

  • Brandy Lee Jun 26, 2015
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    While there may only be 31 murders, there are over 500 SHOOTINGS in durham yearly, I think last year was 577, but they don't make the news that often if they don't die. Those stats are HORRIBLE for a city our size. Shootings barely make the nightly news anymore. They just throw them up on line because there are so many.

  • Paul Jones Jun 25, 2015
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    Given the smaller police force, it might be that the Durham officers have more direct experience. As it is, there's a murder about every two weeks.

    Those are really horrible statistics. What is the motivator in most of those cases?

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jun 25, 2015
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    Gotcha,once again my prayers go out to the Evans family

  • John Snow Jun 25, 2015
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    No, I wasn't commenting on their relative experience. That is nearly impossible to do because in each of those cities, there are differing levels of crime in different precincts. They all have dangerous jobs and see a lot of crime.

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jun 25, 2015
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    Oh I see what your saying, because Durham has less people than those metropolitans,31 is actually a big number of murders.I don't think the population of people has anything to do with the amount of on job experience that durham homicide receive.

  • Diane Thornton Jun 25, 2015
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    May he RIP.Pray the family get grief counseling.

  • John Snow Jun 25, 2015
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    Are those total numbers? If so, that makes Durham much more crime ridden than ny or la because you have to compare it per capita, i.e. murders per 100,000 of total population.

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