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Man acquitted in fatal Durham Freeway shooting

Posted September 26, 2012

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— A jury on Wednesday acquitted a Durham man in a fatal drive-by shooting on the Durham Freeway last year, his attorney said.

Jurors found Terry Percell Green, 23, of 1835 Cheek Road, not guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and 10 counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, defense attorney Scott Holmes.

Demario Eugene Carr, 26, of Davinci Street, was shot in the head while riding in a northbound car on N.C. Highway 147 near North Roxboro Street on March 19, 2011.

Police said another vehicle pulled alongside the car, and someone in the second vehicle opened fire.

The driver of the vehicle Carr was in then drove to Durham police headquarters, and an ambulance took Carr to Duke University Hospital, where he died two days later.

Police issued a warrant for Green's arrest two weeks after the shooting, and he surrendered in May 2011. A second man, James Eric Downey, 25, of Marne Avenue, was charged with murder in the case last September.


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  • superflames Oct 1, 2012

    this article is very short on details

  • bbqchicken Sep 27, 2012

    Is this the case where one of the jurors had a drive by at their house

  • SFSOLDIER Sep 26, 2012

    More details WRAL! How in the heck was he charged with so many crimes and yet walked out?

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 26, 2012

    Must of had a really weak case of the defense lawyers were very, very good.

  • anneonymousone Sep 26, 2012

    Good point, Jesmyopinion.

    Scubagirl, on what do you base your prediction?

  • Just the facts mam Sep 26, 2012

    Thanks for the follow-up WRAL - arrests are always published in the news, but trial results of those arrested never seem to make the news.

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  • Scubagirl Sep 26, 2012

    hmmmmmmmmmmm we'll read about him again I'm sure