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Man shot in Durham; police search for suspects

Posted August 4

— Durham police were working Friday afternoon to identify suspects in a morning shooting that sent one person to a hospital.

According to police, the shooting ended near the Forest Hills Shopping Center at about 9:15 a.m. where David Deyon Woods, 28, was found in the driver's seat of a 2005 Toyota Camry. He had been shot and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said a car sped through the area and came to a stop right in front of the shopping center. A passenger, Devacea Navarea Bass, 24, of Durham, jumped out of the car and ran. He was found by police in a nearby dumpster. He was not injured.

"When the shots happened, they jumped out of the car and came running down the street and went behind the buildings," said Thomas Schow.

Woods and Bass were inside the car, which had been reported stolen earlier in the week, parked in the 1300 block of Hill Street, when the shooting happened, police said. The suspect, who remains at large, shot at them from an SUV.

The shooting does not appear to have been random, according to investigators.

Bass was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers. He was placed in the Durham County Jail without bond.

Woods is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, larceny and larceny of a dog - a 3-month-old pit bull. The dog, vehicle and other items were all taken from the same person, investigators said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Crabtree at 919-560-4583 ext. 29356.

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