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Man shot to death in Durham parking lot

Posted April 26, 2011

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— Police were investigating a Monday night shooting death in a parking lot in the 6400 block of Fayetteville Road.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call 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.

A small, four-door, burgundy car was seen leaving the scene and speeding north on Fayetteville Road, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29336, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • jawsofsteel Apr 26, 2011

    The saddest part of this story is the fact that no one even mentions what might have been the motive in this case. How do you expect people to respect each other when you have not even given them hope. Where do young men go to better their lives. Everything is too expensive to start from scratch. Reach out and give your time to these young people and show them how they can improve their lives through hard work and faith in God.

  • hellorhighwaters Apr 26, 2011

    Hokiedokie.....you said it all, I agree. Two lives wasted. Two families hurting.

  • Vietnam Vet Apr 26, 2011

    You know, when I'm at Southpointe I forget that I'm in Durham...

  • RomneyRyan2012 Apr 26, 2011

    You made me mad...bang bang you are dead! Why are they using guns? Does the shooter think it won't really kill? It's not a video game. The guns are real, the blood is real, the death is real. Another senseless death, another wasted life will be sent to prison.

  • US VET Apr 26, 2011

    Not one bit surprised. There has always been crime and will always be crime.

  • wildcat Apr 26, 2011

    The killings will stop, when certain people stop carrying unlicense guns!

  • wildcat Apr 26, 2011

    May they find the killer soon. My condolences to the family and many friends. May God/Jesus continue to comfort all of you.

  • what_in_the____ Apr 26, 2011

    Ok, So it wasn't AT Southpoint Mall, but within a mile or so of it....
    How does one say, "in an area where you wouldn't expect shootings."
    Really?? If a shooting occurs in the triangle, 90%-95% of the time it IS in Durham.

  • johnwhite Apr 26, 2011

    definitely not South Point mall...as one person already said, if you view your maps correctly, its on the North side of I40

  • johnwhite Apr 26, 2011