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Suspect In Durham Shooting In Custody; Police Seek Second Suspect

Posted July 10, 2003

— Authorities in Norfolk, Va., have made an arrest stemming from a June 25 shooting in Durham.

Members of the Norfolk Police Department's SWAT unit arrested Brian Keith Hargrove in downtown Norfolk Wednesday night. He was wanted in connection with the East Markham Avenue shooting in Durham that left Corlette Moss dead and three others, including a 2-year-old girl, injured. The Durham Police Department is not releasing the names of the other victims for security reasons.

Hargrove, 29, of Virginia Beach, Va., was originally wanted for questioning, but Durham police investigators took out a murder warrant against him on Wednesday. Hargrove has waived extradition to Durham.

Neighbor Peter Boykin, who heard the shots and saw the victims on the night of the shooting, said he is glad authorities have made an arrest.

"I feel a lot better. At least one person is caught. They'll find the other person," he said. "I'm glad they worked fast enough to catch somebody."

Authorities are still looking for Hargrove's cousin, Dennis, who has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and inflicting serious injury in that shooting. He goes by several aliases, including Chuck Hargrove, Dennis Venable and Chuckie Venable.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 and then contact Durham CrimeStoppers at


or Det. Anthony Smith at

560-4440, ext. 239.


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