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Durham police seek second man in fatal IHOP shooting

Posted November 11, 2011

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— Police said Friday that they are trying to identify a second man they believe was involved in a fatal shooting last month at an IHOP restaurant in Durham.

A man opened fire inside the IHOP, at 1821 North Pointe Drive, on Oct. 8, killing 46-year-old Delia Allen and wounding two other people.

Jerry Lee Adams, 21, of 200 Seven Oaks Road, was arrested five days later and charged with murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He remains in the Durham County jail without bond.

Investigators said they have received information that has led them to believe that a second man was involved in the shooting.

Two off-duty Durham County deputies working at the IHOP that night told a group of people that they couldn't sit in a closed-off section of the restaurant, which was crowded with 30 to 40 people, police said.

One man left willingly but then returned to the restaurant a short time later and opened fire, police said.

Allen's family has said the gunman was aiming at deputies when she was shot, but police have not confirmed that.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29337, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

IHOP is offering a $2,500 reward in addition to the Crime Stoppers reward in this case.

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  • Here2tellya Nov 14, 2011

    Total and absolute disrespect for human life, law and anything else. Couldn't they have just as easily gone to the waffle house? Throw away the KEY~!

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 11, 2011

    Senseless.