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Man charged in Durham shooting death

Posted January 3, 2012
Updated January 4, 2012

— Police said Tuesday that they have charged a Durham man in connection with a fatal shooting Monday afternoon.

Brandon Tyrel Jones, 26, of Southpoint Crossing, is charged with murder in the death of Joey Derek Squire.

Officers responding to a reported disturbance at 2907 Bainbridge Drive found Squire, 24, in a breezeway with a gunshot wound. He later died.

Squire was a senior at North Carolina Central University, majoring in jazz music.

Investigators said Jones and Squire had been involved in a dispute that led to the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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  • mredwards0915 Jan 3, 2012

    I went to high school with Joey. One of the most likable guys you could meet.

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Jan 3, 2012

    hunter38 & bartmeister
    brandon jones - how common is that. just becuz his middle name is tyrel, doesn't mean anything. ya'll must be racists!

  • mfarmer1 Jan 3, 2012

    Is this the first guy charged with murder in 2012 here in NC?

  • bombayrunner Jan 3, 2012

    probably over something ingenious.

  • Bartmeister Jan 3, 2012

    @hickssneed - I think hunter is giving you the verbal visual technique. What's not clear?

  • hickssneed Jan 3, 2012

    Hunter38, What is your point?

  • westernwake1 Jan 3, 2012

    Good fast work by the Durham police.