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Man wanted in Durham shooting arrested

Posted February 3, 2011

— Durham police have arrested a man who, along his neighbor, faces charges in connection with a November shooting.

Markee Rashad Townes, 18, of 405 E. Pilot St., was arrested Thursday. He and Lemuel Ward, 18, of 412 E. Pilot St., were named as suspects last week in a Nov. 30, 2010, shooting in the parking lot of Ward's apartment complex.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, was critically injured.

Townes was placed in the Durham County jail under a $530,000 bond. Ward was being held under a $500,000 bond.

Both men face charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy.

State Department of Correction records show that Townes has a single previous misdemeanor conviction for simple assault.


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  • albertleon7 Feb 3, 2011

    God bless Durham!

  • sammyg Feb 3, 2011

    Yo, Markee...way to go! Now you and your gang friends should have to take care of the victim and his family. Letting you waste away in jail is too good...

  • same ole story Feb 3, 2011

    Didn't even have to look at the picture to know what was pulling the trigger. Those have to be some real proud parents of these punks. Well at least they will know where to find them when they want to chat. Cell Block 6, visiting hours are from 2 - 3 M-W-F. Enjoy your life living with only men 24/7. Hope you find someone to hold you!!!!!

  • Caveman93 Feb 3, 2011

    Yes, yes indeed Rockstar. I plan on opening a gun shop and Crime Scene cleapup company there. So, I'll try to do a better job reading more about what others "say" or "vote" about a location rather than judging by my own eyes and such.

  • Dark of the Moon Feb 3, 2011

    Durham? Shooting?

    I never heard of such a thing.....LOL

  • ncouterbanks69 Feb 3, 2011

    You could start a gun shop in durham and make a fortune. The place is a dump. It always has been and always will be.

  • Roland K. Feb 3, 2011

    CAVEMAN- (an apt name, by the way) - Durham is consistently is consistently voted as one of the best to live and start a business - http://www.gonetocarolina.net/top10accolades

    so calm down and go back to your comic books.

  • Caveman93 Feb 3, 2011

    Durham is a rat hole drowning in it's own debt and blight. Let it go.

  • gmuny33 Feb 3, 2011

    Good Job DPD, and to the rest with the negative remarks, look out your back and front door or continue to turn blind eye and become a victim of your own negligence.

  • davidbh61255 Feb 3, 2011

    Hey cinco bulgades, you would fit rite in here in durham,given your size!!