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Man wounded by Durham police faces charges

Posted January 25, 2012
Updated January 26, 2012

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— A man wounded Tuesday as Durham officers tried to search a home faces several charges, police said Wednesday.

Officers entered a home at 905 Colfax St. to serve a search warrant in a drug case and were confronted by an armed man, police said. Shots were fired – it's unclear whether the man fired on the officers – but no officer was injured.

Rahmil Ingram, 19, of Chapel Hill, was charged Thursday upon his release from a hospital with two counts of assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer and one count each of possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Durham County jail under a $5 million bond.

Police also charged Vincent Gunter, 43, of 905-A Colfax St., with two counts each of possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and sale and delivery of cocaine and one count each of maintaining a dwelling for keeping or selling a controlled substance and felony conspiracy. He was being held in the Durham County jail under a $50,000 bond.

The State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the incident, which is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting. The officers haven't been identified.

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  • justafella Jan 25, 2012

    Good job DPD! Another dealer off the streets for now!

  • TeenDAD Jan 25, 2012

    Marijuana doesnt come from the "streets" or "dealers". It comes from out of the ground.

  • The2ruthHurts Jan 25, 2012

    It is not about numbers no matter how much you try. You complain about the discrepancy between what the cops say and what the government has established. Who cares? Drug dealers destroy lives on the account of an opportunist's buck. Can you put a price on that?

    Seems some of you either deal or are avid consumers attempting to throw morals and values when you-yourselves are close to being morally bankrupt. How about saying thank you for getting another dealer out of our neighborhoods? But I guess that is too much to ask of some.

  • Common Sense Man Jan 25, 2012

    "However, when a bust is made, law enforcement like to rig numbers to make themselves look good.

    Marijuana - state tax $3.50 per gram

    LEO bust - they state the "street value" at $10 per gram, not the state tax value"

    Tax value and street value are completely different. Nice try.

  • TeenDAD Jan 25, 2012

    So I guess people are just to assume someone breaking down your door is the police? If someone is breaking down my door I'm doing what he did, pointing a gun first and asking questions later. Whats stopping a criminal from bangin on your door saying "this is the police lemme in" and then shooting you as soon as you open the door?

  • less_govt_is_better_govt Jan 25, 2012

    http://www.dornc.com/taxes/usub/usubrates.html

    Here is the NC Dept of Revenue chart for taxes on unauthorized substances

    However, when a bust is made, law enforcement like to rig numbers to make themselves look good.

    Marijuana - state tax $3.50 per gram

    LEO bust - they state the "street value" at $10 per gram, not the state tax value

    Helps justify paying someone 35K+ a year to enforce federal laws instead of simply taxing the product in the beginning.

    Cocaine - $50 per gram

    LEO bust - ~$100 per gram; that's right LEOs falsify values to make their efforts seem worthwhile

    Meanwhile, someone was getting raped, robbed, or murdered while these coppers were going after untaxed substances.

    Glad they have their priorities of "protect and serve" in order. It's all about money, all it ever will be about, most are just to gung ho to save the world to see the difference

  • Common Sense Man Jan 25, 2012

    Ingram was out on bond after being arrested for coordinating an armed robbery of a Hillsborough undercover police officer.

  • Go_APPS Jan 25, 2012

    monkey- the charges indicate the weight/amount. wouldn't ANY drugs coming off the street be significant?? i bet if you had loved ones fighting addiction their dealer being arrested would be significant to you even if it was just an ounce.

    rebel - i am curious to know how you calculate the tax value of drugs..

    daryl,cantstandya, & angry - thank you!!! knowing that there are people out there who don't automatically assume that the police are always wrong. as family to leo who have been literally in the line of fire before, i truly appreciate your comments.

  • Common Sense Man Jan 25, 2012

    "very good point, monkey. The public may like to do a cost/benefit analysis of this one..."

    http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/robbery-45209-trimmer-cocaine.html

  • johnny2times Jan 25, 2012

    So, honest question because I really don't know. But, they can charge him with assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer even if its unclear if he shot at them?
    sabby06
    January 25, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    All he had to do was point it at them..which he apparently did..

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