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Man charged with shooting girl at Durham bus station

Posted August 17, 2011

— A man shot a 13-year-old girl at the Durham bus station shortly before midnight Tuesday, police said.

Kimeko Satterfield, 34, approached the teen at the Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St., and shot her, investigators said. She is expected to be OK.

Police said that another person at the bus stop was treated for minor injuries.

Investigators characterized the shooting as a domestic incident, but they didn't say what Satterfield's relationship to the girl is, citing a need to protect her identity.

Satterfield faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count each of discharging a firearm in the city limits and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was convicted of felony assault inflicting serious injury in 2002, according to state Department of Correction records. He also has misdemeanor convictions for breaking and entering, larceny and unauthorized use of motor conveyance.


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  • davidbh61255 Aug 17, 2011

    Recidivism rates are at 80%. Once you start down that road, most or your friends are criminals also. There ain't no going back!!

  • working for deadbeats Aug 17, 2011

    Maybe we should have a concert or round table discussion group on Durham violence. Talking about it and making posters should end the violence at some point.

  • chevybelair57sd Aug 17, 2011

    Another fine job of rehabing and turning loose by our justice system. Good thing most NC depts don't pay by results, we'd have a lot of starving folks out there

  • Boogalooboy Aug 17, 2011

    yep, got cencored again, guess the punishment shouldn't fit the crime huh..

  • davidbh61255 Aug 17, 2011

    We lead the area with criminals. We lock up on average 30 a day at the county jail. Beat that and we can have a conversation about what you think crime is!!

  • ncmickey Aug 17, 2011

    It was the bus station. Where most durham buses start each route at. Also Greyhound and Trailways. And Taxi's And the train station is catty corner across the street on other side of tracks. It is not unusual for people to be there at 12am.
    I aint saying Durham doesnt have a crime problem. But I have lived here 18 years. I am out and about daily. I have never been the victim of a crime in Durham. I have never seen a crime going down in Durham. I never feel unsafe downtown or driving through any area of Durham. There are parts of Durham I am not going to after 10pm. There are also parts of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Cary, Knightdale, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, ect ect that I wouldnt go to after 10. Durham just gets the press.
    I have heard gunshots...on the 4th of July and New Years. Or maybe they were fireworks....

  • NoObamaCare Aug 17, 2011

    Maybe the Durham and Raleigh need to instill a curfew for anyone under the age of 17...it keeps the criminals off the streets and keeps the good kids out of harms way in their homes where they should be at midnight!

  • n ter tained Aug 17, 2011

    Alright, y'all have a GREAT day! :)

  • kbrianf Aug 17, 2011

    "This doesn't even touch on the inhospitable climate that used to have normal seasons, but now it's only hot all year round. I wish NC well, but it's got some work to do. - cheezchicken"

    Oh my! Not only does NC have to get its political, economic, and public works initiatives in line, we've also got to do something about restoring the seasons. This is going to be harder than I thought!

  • n ter tained Aug 17, 2011

    And it does say bus stop and not station, and yes, it did cross my mind that she might have been with someone, trying to leave a bad situation. However, the article raises more questions than it answers.

    And with his record? Makes you wonder why he's out, but they don't really go into that.