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Suspects In Durham Swim Club Shootings To Remain In Jail

Posted August 8, 2005

— Three males, including two teenagers, have been arrested and charged with six counts of aggravated assault in connection with a shooting Friday night at a Durham athletic club.

Police arrested 18-year-old Charles Goodman Jr. Saturday night. The two others -- Ricky Gunter, 19, and Nathan Wilds, 20 -- were arrested Sunday morning at Gunter's residence on

Park Avenue


The three suspects appeared in court Monday and will stay in custody on $2 million bond. Their next scheduled court appearance will be Aug. 29.

The shooting incident happened at about 10:15 p.m. Friday outside

Metrosport Athletic Club


501 Douglas St.

in Durham, police said.

According to witnesses, five males in a red Toyota 4-Runner arrived at the party at about 10 p.m. The five males were waiting in line, police said, when an argument between the five males and another group of teenagers broke out.

Police said the males got back into the 4-Runner, and someone from the crowd threw a rock at the vehicle, smashing a back window. Witnesses reported occupants in the 4-Runner then fired several shots into the crowd and fled.

Six victims -- four females and two males -- were wounded.

Police said none of the injuries was life-threatening, and four of the victims have been released from the hospital. The two other victims were listed in good condition Sunday morning. All six of the shooting victims were between the ages of 16 and 19.

Goodman and Gunter also have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery that happened Thursday night on

Wyldewood Road


The robbery occurred at about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police said four males in a red Toyota 4-Runner pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex as a woman was walking to her car. Police said two males got out of the 4-Runner and fired gunshots at one of the apartment buildings. No one was injured.

"The males then approached the woman, pointed a gun at her and told her to empty her pockets," Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

The suspects took the woman's cash and her driver's license.

In addition to the $2 million bond for the aggravated assault charges, Goodman and Gunter are being held under a $50,000 bond for the robbery charges. Eighteen-year-old Tarrio Hemingway also was arrested and charged in connection with the robbery.


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