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Security Guard Injured In Durham Motel Shooting

Posted August 28, 2002

— Durham police are looking for three men responsible for a shooting at a motel overnight.

Police say three masked men entered the LaQuinta Inn on West Park Drive just after midnight. Police say they stole a clerk's wallet and some money out of the register. Police say as the suspects were leaving, one of them shot 79-year-old Herman Jefferies, who was a security guard at the motel.

Jefferies was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition.

One suspect was described as a black male, 5-feet-9 inches to 5-feet-10 inches tall and 175 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black stocking cap, a black shirt, black pants and black shoes. The second suspect was described as a black male, 5-feet-9 inches to 5-feet-10 inches tall and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a ski mask and black clothing. The third suspect was described as 5-feet-10 inches to 6-feet-tall and 230 pounds. He was wearing a ski mask, a gray or black jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at

(919) 683-1200

or the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at

(919) 560-4440

.

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