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Durham Police Investigate South Roxboro Street Homicide

Posted August 26, 2003

— Police in Durham are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday night.

Officers were called to 2508 South Roxboro Street just before 10 p.m. When they arrived, they found Douglas Thornton, 19, of Summit Street, with a gunshot wound.

Thornton was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting and there is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at (919)560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases.


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