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Authorities Investigate Fatal Shooting In Durham County

Posted February 3, 2005

— The Durham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder case at an apartment complex.

Authorities say Franciscus James Dixon was shot Wednesday during a robbery at the Fox Ridge Crescent Apartments near Page Road.

Police are looking for three suspects. The alleged gunman is described as being about 6 feet tall with a slender build. He also has dreadlocks or long braids and wore some kind of mask that covered most of his face.

A second suspect is described as a short, black male. The third suspect is described as a black female with a slender build. All three suspects are possibly in their 20s.

Police believe the motive is drug-related.


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