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Durham Police Arrest One Of Two Brothers Accused Of Shooting Moore County Man

Posted January 19, 2003

— Durham police reported that they have picked up 21-year-old Tavares Jamaul Bostic, who has been wanted for the shooting of a man from Moore County.

Bostic has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Durham County jail on $1 million bond.

Bostic and his brother, 20-year-old Lonzell McArthur Bostic, are accused of shooting 23-year-old David Akins as Akins visited his old Durham neighborhood last month. Police said that Akins identified Lonzell Bostic as the shooter.

Lonzell Bostic is still at-large. He faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Akins, from Cameron, has been hospitalized at Duke since the shooting on Dec. 20. According to police, he is paralyzed from the neck down.

Tavares Bostic was apprehended Saturday with help from CrimeStoppers, which received a tip about his whereabouts.

The Bostics list their address as Angier Avenue, just down the street from where Akins was visiting when he was shot.


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