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6 Men Charged with Shooting Man in the Face

Posted July 14, 2007
Updated July 15, 2007

— Six men were arrested and charged with shooting a man in the face in Durham early Saturday.

Durham Police were dispatched to Crossroads Apartments at 219 S. Alston Ave. at 5:31 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot in the face inside a vehicle.

Police identified the shooting victim as Eduardo Dario Mendez Hernandez.

Hernandez, 37, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was in critical condition Saturday afternoon, police said.

Officers broadcast a description of a suspect vehicle. A short time later, officers stopped a vehicle matching the description in the 1100 block of North Buchanan Boulevard.

The following men were charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury:

  • Jorge Castro-Cervantes, 35, of Liberty Street
  • Ramon Ortiz-Palomarez, 29, of North Driver Street
  • Jorge Galdamez-Posadas, 18, of Clayton Road
  • Carlos Ramirez, 22, of Rochelle Street
  • Denis Omar Sandoval, 18, of Holder Road
  • Jose Guillen-Rodriquez, 17, of North Buchanan Boulevard

Investigators said they also recovered a gun. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.


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  • Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Jul 16, 2007

    "Therefore my stereotype has a basis.

    In your own warpped mind!! The media has done a wonderful job of distorting your perception But there are an estimated 12 million illegals in the US I dont see that many crimes"

    I don't need the media, I have my own first hand experiences.

  • Navy Vet Jul 16, 2007


    Do you think that we are encapable of differentiating between THUGS and Hispanics? 6 Hispanic men shot another in the face. Fact. How dare you automatically assume that we are bigots because we think it is a bad idea to shoot people in the face.

    This is not about HISPANICS. This is about 6 animals that cant fit into society.

    Your comment" It's getting worse and worse to be hispanic in America because of these bad examples setting the stereotype for the rest of us."

    The hostility is not because of this shooting, its because of the number of hispanics that are here ILLEGALLY.

  • Esq Jul 16, 2007

    not everyone is an illegal, stop assuming

  • Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Jul 16, 2007

    I might have to carry RealID on me? What? They are not trying to implement a national ID card, just regulating standards for each state in regards to what it takes to get a state ID or driver's license.

  • shine Jul 16, 2007

    There are good people and bad in all races. Just because someone is Hispanic does not make them bad. What are some of the posts...... any better than Hitler?
    You can put 50 Methodist, Baptist, ETC,ETC,ETC on a bus white black hispanic or asian and I bet you there will be a at least 1 if not a few bad ones on the bus.

  • Is it Friday yet Jul 16, 2007

    "I cant wait for the day that all of you Hispanic bashers have to report to one!!!"

    Best part will be years from now when people like you and your kids lose their jobs to illegals.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Jul 16, 2007

    I wonder was this crime gang related? I'm with the other bloggers, legel or not, they committed a crime and should be punished for it. In Mexico, they punish people for crimes the same as the US does, actually more harsh. Seeing that the police got names and addresses they had to have some type of ID meaning some type or residency. Ok it may have been illegal but still...

  • fyiarp Jul 16, 2007

    I can't believe this is open to comments. I'm hispanic and this makes me angry every time. It's getting worse and worse to be hispanic in America because of these bad examples setting the stereotype for the rest of us. I can understand how this can make everyone so angry, to like illegal immigration to these crimes. It makes me angry on a personal level knowing I'll get treated worse and worse in public because of this, regardless of my behavior. I'm all for federal ID. And it's even worse being a legal, natural citizen, in NC and be hispanic. All you have to do is read the comments on any story on here to see the attitudes. Believe it or not, not all hispanics in this country are illegal.

  • uncwgirl02 Jul 16, 2007

    I don't even need to read the comments to know what route the discussion on this topic has taken. Anyway, glad to hear the victim is alive after such a henious crime and that they have suspects in custody. It is rather disturbing, though, that some of suspects are so young.

  • Meandmytwo Jul 16, 2007

    Thank God that they were captured so quickly. Ya to the DPD. Praying for the victim and family.