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Police: 16-Year-Old Killed in Durham Shooting

Posted December 30, 2007

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— A 16-year-old was the victim of a shooting in Durham Saturday afternoon.

Police on Sunday identified the teen as Jalani Ferril of Durham.

“According to investigators, the shooting does not appear to be random. No charges have been filed at this time,” according to a police news release sent Sunday evening.

Officers responded to the shooting call in the 100 block of Roberson Street shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they found Jalani lying on the road. He was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Two males were seen running from the scene, police said. No further details were available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • floyd_lawson Dec 31, 2007

    "Two males were seen running from the scene, police said. No further details were available."

    The "stop-snitching" program doesn't help and it's strongly promoted by the rappers and gang-bangers. Some people will watch a kid die instead of talking to a cop either because they're too cool or afraid of retaliation but it's got to change.

  • Titus Pullo Dec 31, 2007

    Kinda reminds one of the stabbing in Raleigh over the weekend.

  • issymayake Dec 31, 2007

    "Another day, another homicide in Durham."

    Have you been reading the same news site as I have? This weekend has been "murder time" in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Charlotte, and probably everywhere else. Durham is certainly not alone in regards to homicide.

    I pray that the victims family can find peace in a very difficult time.

  • casp3r Dec 31, 2007

    "Two males were seen running from the scene, police said. No further details were available."

    How come this is always it? How can anyone help catch these criminals when they only tell us male or female. I saw two males walking on my way to work, should I call the police and say I think it might be them.

  • gopanthers Dec 31, 2007

    So many decent people in Durham that have to put up with this day in and day out (there trapped -old and young). Not cheap to move out and can't afford it and then some that are old and set in their way's and won't move. Benn their all their lives. Wish there was some way they could clean house in Durham in a hurry. I pray we're not looking at another oakland in the making.

  • mramorak Dec 31, 2007

    what can an average citizen do about gang activity?

  • Spooner Dec 31, 2007

    16 is a sad age to die. One has their whole life ahead of them and they still have not even figured out what life is about at 16. Goes to show people do not spend enough time with their children, and they sure did not teach them right from wrong in order for them to be out murdering each other. Gang related in my OP.

  • Miss Dee Dec 31, 2007

    And as for the child's parentage, I assume that is part of the problem - just where was this 16 year old's father?

    Umm...it was Saturday afternoon. I'm pretty sure a gazillion other 16-year olds were walking down the street without their father at the same time.

  • Junebug Dec 31, 2007

    "Two males were seen running from the scene, police said. No further details were available."

    What do they mean "No further details were available?" Someone identified them as males, but couldn't tell their race?

  • skypilot-not Dec 31, 2007

    **sigh**

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