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Traffic Accident Leads to Homicide Investigation

Posted April 9, 2007

— Police responded to a report of a traffic accident early Monday and wound up investigating a slaying.

Officers were dispatched at 12:10 a.m. to a traffic accident with injuries in the parking lot of Chesterfield Apartments, 1808 Chapel Hill Road. When they arrived, they found a man in his 20s lying next to a vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The investigation revealed the man had been in an altercation and suffered head injuries, police said.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Durham Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 919-560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Low Voltage Apr 9, 2007

    In Bill Leslie's blog: "Best views in NC", that would be Durham in my rear view mirror!

  • BR549-ssdd Apr 9, 2007

    Typical night in Durham. You see it every week...

  • North Carolina Native Apr 9, 2007

    I said 'maybe' he was coming home from a second shift job - they usually end sometime around 11. Some people do walk to and from work no matter the hour. But, I don't see anywhere that says he was walking.

  • Irishgreek Apr 9, 2007

    Douglas, who has lived in the area since she was born, said much of the trouble that plagues the low-income area comes from neighborhoods elsewhere in Durham.

    Williams, who Daye said did odd jobs and landscaping for neighbors in the area.

  • Irishgreek Apr 9, 2007

    NorthCarolinaNative:if he was headed to work,he sure had a long walk,as their isn't anything on second shift,Oh Taxi,maybe he waiting on a taxi...."ma bad".

  • painexpress Apr 9, 2007

    Mrfeelgood , You gave me the best laugh of the day.:o)

  • juchushu Apr 9, 2007

    Durham isn't such a bad place to live. People give it names, and always have, and of course the uneducated, immature part of Durham society is going to try and live by those standards so people have something to talk about. I love living in Durham. I live in a very quiet, nice part of it. It's just as bad as Raleigh. I lived in Raleigh and it scared me, the people that would walk down my street, in front of my house at 11:00 at night.

    Some people are just idiots and need to think about what they type before they type it.

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  • Its Just What I Do Apr 9, 2007

    northcarolinanative is right- we DON'T know at this point.

  • Its Just What I Do Apr 9, 2007

    maybe WRAL will update us soon and we will know more about this victim. whether he was on his way home from 2nd shift work, or just hanging out on the street and living off of us taxpayers.