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Gunman sought in Durham shooting

Posted December 30, 2010

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— Durham County deputies were searching Thursday for a man wanted in a Wednesday evening shooting.

Deputies responded to a shooting at 1002 Cortez St., just outside the Durham city limits, at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday and found James Warren Holsclaw, 21, with a life-threatening wound, authorities said.

During a search of the shooting scene, deputies seized several pounds of marijuana, $2,625 in cash and two stolen weapons, authorities said.

Investigators identified Rashad Ahmad Adams, 20, as a suspect in the shooting. They searched his last known address, at 110 Adlett Lane in Durham, but they couldn't locate him.

A warrant was issued for Adams' arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Anyone with information on Adams' whereabouts is asked to call Detective Sharon Burmahl at 919-560-0900.


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  • ncguy Dec 31, 2010

    Both have rap sheets

    with a bunch of probations and suspended sentences.

    go figure.

  • Stand-In-The-Door Dec 31, 2010

    I'm sure Rashad was an under privileged child. If he is caught, this will be his defense. Oh! I forgot. It was the weapon's fault.

  • tjhiggs68 Dec 31, 2010

    no its not just Durham, and things like this happen all over the country. Even more so in Raliegh so please kill the its just durham mindblockage. It is a big deal when this type of thing seems to never cease and no one is doing anything to stop it. Citizens here and elsewhere need to help put an end to these type of senseless killings. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  • whatselph84 Dec 31, 2010

    come on its just durham happens everyday no big deal im surprised they found the weed and cash and guns normally the shooter would of gotten away with all that

  • tjhiggs68 Dec 31, 2010

    When will this mess ever end? Truly pathetic coming into a new year, these youngens are still out trying to rob, steal, and kill at will, as if we live in the wild wild west! Shame I say!