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Man dies after Durham triple stabbing

Posted July 7, 2010

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— A Durham man died after being stabbed during a fight late Tuesday, and two other people who were also stabbed were hospitalized, police said.

Police said that two men and a woman got into an argument and then a fight outside in the 1500 block of North Hyde Park Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Tony Montrel Burns, 23, died from his injuries early Wednesday, police said.

The other man and woman remained hospitalized at Duke University Hospital. Their identities weren't released, but police said they were in their mid-30s to 40s.

The investigation was ongoing. No charges have been filed.

Anyone with information is asked to call police investigators at 919-560-4440, extension 29322 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • kmichael Jul 7, 2010

    Gosh that's such a lovely section of town too.

  • BullsEye Jul 7, 2010

    All of us who live in Durham are aware of where the crime happens. There are a few areas that generally account for 99% of the crime.

    It's unfair to think that just by walking through American Tobacco is risking life and death.

    Stay away from McDougle Terrace, Oxford Manor and certain parts of Walltown and you will be fine.

  • Weetie Jul 7, 2010

    What is up with Durham??? Every single day - at least ONE murder, shooting, rape or robbery. Please live and let live!

  • ncouterbanks69 Jul 7, 2010

    They took my comments off. WRAL must not enjoy having the truth posted.

  • madisonkanisha Jul 7, 2010

    STOP JOKING AROUND YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH...IT IS NEITHER FUNNY OR AMUSING FOR SOMEONE TO LOSE A LOVED ONE OR A FRIEND....BE RESPECTFUL...

  • ncmickey Jul 7, 2010

    Thank You jgildart

  • lizard78 Jul 7, 2010

    Thank You jgildart

  • njcg Jul 7, 2010

    Someone asked why Durham residents feel defensive, so let me put this in perspective for you. The Congressional Quarterly Press provides rankings of crime levels by city (highest crime to lowest crime), and 10 NC cities rank above the national average. (http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2009/CityCrime2009_Rank_Rev.pdf) The top 5 NC cities do not include Durham. Fayetteville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, & Wilmington all rank higher in crime than Durham. I'm not saying that Durham should be proud of its crime rate, but neither should Raleigh, which also ranks above the national average. Prejudice against Durham is historically rooted in racism. While I don't think everyone today continues the prejudice because of racism, you should understand the roots of the prejudice and question your assumptions that Durham is bad because that's all you hear. Be the bigger person and resist the prejudice. Admit that it isn't less safe to drive in Durham than in most NC cities, and that

  • diana123 Jul 7, 2010

    11 pm, what do you expect? drunk as skunks too probably.

  • Mugu Jul 7, 2010

    colliedave: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4581871.stm

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