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Durham Police Arrest Suspect In Kent Street Homicide

Posted March 10, 2003

— Durham police

have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and injuring two others in a weekend shooting.

Dewayne Parker, 26, of 1013 Rock Street, turned himself in to Durham Police Cpl. D.S. Culver Monday near Durham Police Headquarters.

According to police, the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. outside 1026 Kent Street. There were reportedly 25 to 30 people inside the house attending a party when a man drove up, went into the house and began arguing with someone.

The confrontation then moved outside, where the shooting occurred.

Curtis Outen, 24, of Durham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tonocka Coffin of Meriwether Drive and Dominic Clements of Hill Street were taken to Duke University Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Parker is charged with one count of murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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