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Man arrested in Durham parking lot shooting death

Posted April 27, 2011

— A 19-year-old man with a history of assault convictions faces charges in connection with the Monday night shooting death of a man in a Durham parking lot, police said Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 6400 block of Fayetteville Road at 10:21 p.m., and they found that Carl Lewis Powell, 21, of Danube Lane, had been shot several times, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin Dee Wayne Evans, 19, of Brookhollow Road in Efland, was charged with first-degree murder. He also faces charges of breaking and entering and second-degree trespassing in an unrelated case.

Evans was given probation for 2009 misdemeanor convictions for assault inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault, according to state Department of Correction records.

He went to jail for three months in 2010 after his probation was revoked and he was convicted of larceny and second-degree trespassing.


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  • megatk92 Apr 28, 2011

    I know him and grew up with him. He has one of the biggest hearts, he has gotten mixed up with the wrong people. He is a great person. I don't believe he is guilty, he is one of my best friends. He's not that kind of person.

  • heste003 Apr 28, 2011

    Both families lost someone. Sometimes we forget...

  • robjustrob Apr 27, 2011

    Now watch them plead it down to something other than what it actually was.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Apr 27, 2011

    No morals, no ethics, no character - this is the result of progressive thinking.

  • hardwalkers2 Apr 27, 2011

    I just dont know what to say.The young man he killed was a good fellow. He was my sister son.he worked to jobs,may Carl Lewis Powell R.I.P. I just hope the young man ask the LORD to forgive him for his sins and live for GOD.

  • Scubagirl Apr 27, 2011

    wdlandscape--Well said! I agree completely.

    And to spell-good people don't murder others, wrong crowd or not!

  • outspoken40 Apr 27, 2011

    Its sad that the majority of the generation that will be taking care of and basically running the world have been raised with absolutley no morals and no respect for life. Or should I say they have not been raised at all. Knowing this kid, I have to say that its ashame it took a life to remove him from societ. Good men risk their lives daily in law enforcement trying to provide a safe environment for their families as well as ours, only for the system to release them right back out into society. You ask why there are so many repeats, you cannot teach an old dog new tricks and our judicial system has proven that with criminals time and time again. I agree with what happened to an eye for an eye. It is a shame that Orange County does not opt for punishment to the fullest the law allows more often than they do. Maybe if some of these criminals were used as examples, mt family as well as yours, could raise theirs in a safer environment one day. There is more than one way to stop ov

  • spell011 Apr 27, 2011

    I know him and he is a good person who got mixed up with the wrong crowd..i can't believe he did this

  • Tiffany2007 Apr 27, 2011

    Senseless....to be so hateful to take someone's life just to get an economy suite in prison for the rest of your life. What happen to "eye for an eye"? So young and mindless.

  • nonemeant Apr 27, 2011

    This guy is 19???