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Durham Police Arrest Teen in Double Shooting

Posted October 21, 2007

— Durham police arrested a 16-year-old male and charged him with shooting two men during an argument early Sunday at the Bull City Elks Lodge, 2311 South Alston Ave.

Carlton Antonio Goodman, of Dadeville, Ala., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury and carrying a firearm into an establishment where alcohol is served.

He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $100,000 bond, authorities said.

The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. when an argument broke out on the dance floor during a birthday party at the club. A shoving match ensued and several shots were fired, police said.

Michael Spain, 35, of Macon Street was shot in the chest and sustained serious injuries.

Saleem Spain, 21, of Sater Street was shot in the left ankle and right calf. Both men were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment.

Durham Police Sgt. A.R. Marsh, who was working off duty at the Elks Lodge, apprehended Goodman shortly after the shooting occurred. Durham Police K-9 Officer Moses Irving and his police dog located a gun believed to have been used in the shooting, officials said.


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  • dougalu Oct 22, 2007

    Durham's crime rate is the highest in the state...

  • Panther Oct 22, 2007

    The kid is in desperate need of parental supervision, no let me change that to adult supervision!

  • Phlootang Oct 21, 2007

    I am uncertain that stating that Raleigh has more crime than Durham is accurate. Given that Raleigh has approximately 100,000 more residents, using the overall number of murders, burglaries and assaults seems misleading. From what I gather, Durham has greater crime per capita than Raleigh. I am not saying Durham is horrible, but I question the veracity of the statement "RALEIGH is far worse than Durham." Mr03, can you lead us to this data of which you speak? (I am just curious).

  • lockinlady Oct 21, 2007

    ... Well I'm off to finish reading the story about the Spring Lake woman who killed her baby. Typical behavior for matronly looking, cookie-baking, diaper shoveling, soccer moms. I'm sure she'll plead insanity, cry, whine, and blubber. Everyone will feel sorry for her and send her to a cushy five-star mental institution since the media is portraying her as 'not in her right mind'. Seems like these women who murder their babies and molest elementary school children are getting far more pity than folks in Durham who do the same things.. I suppose it is a matter of where you live.

  • mrr03 Oct 21, 2007

    Let's see..many people say Durham is stocked full of crime..Well, I have lived in Raleigh/Wake County for a decade and I have lived in Durham/Durham County for about the same length of time. I have worked in Law Enforcement for about 30 years and I can tell you from my experiences that RALEIGH is far worse than Durham..Don't believe me..check out the stats..overall Raleigh has more gangs etc.. some Raleigh people need to stop reading what the biased N&O prints..I say stop the hate on Durham and check out your own home before you throw stones at others..peace

  • 3779LRRP Oct 21, 2007

    My first post didn't make it to press. NBD. Second attempt.

    For this kid to carry a gun into a birthday party and shoot two adults...one of them being the birthday person...someone must have really pee'd him off. Look into why.

  • raysson Oct 21, 2007

    Durham......Is Just Like Compton

  • raysson Oct 21, 2007

    You quoted:
    "What kind of birthday party would let a 16-year old @ shooting a 35 year-old man?

    Response: What kind of private birthday party,that was held at the Bull City Elks Lodge would let some underage teenager walk into their establishment at take aim and replusively killed a innocent 35-year old for no apparent reason who was celebrating his birthday with some friends? Why did this happen and why was their any security present at the time of the event?

  • redant Oct 21, 2007

    the shooter was from alabama. how does that reflect negatively on durham? look around you next time your getting your big mac and fries - where are those people from? violent crime is everywhere.

  • Calvin Oct 21, 2007

    When will the "City of Bullet Wounds" decide to institute a curfew? For God sake's we can't read all these redundant articles about the drought because of these daily shootings. Just get a curfew and heavily enforce it in the problem areas. Enough already!!!