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Police: Apparent intruder shot, killed during break-in

Posted June 1, 2010
Updated June 2, 2010

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— Investigators believe that a man was shot and killed while breaking into a house at 2801 Ross Road in Durham early Tuesday, police said.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at residence at 3:44 a.m. According to a preliminary investigation, two men broke into the house, and one of the intruders was shot, police said.

The gunshot victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A second man, Michael Lee Hall, 27, of Durham, was arrested a short time later after a sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle near Cheek Road and Midland Terrace, police said.

Hall was charged with three counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and impersonation of a law enforcement officer.

Investigators have also interviewed several people who were in the home when the shooting occurred. More details, including the names of those who were inside the home, haven't been released.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Investigator West at 919-560-4440, ext. 29341 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never identify themselves.

Hall's first court appearance was set for Wednesday.

Hall was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping in 2000, according to state Department of Correction records. He served a 7-year prison sentence.

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  • yolis4392 Jun 2, 2010

    It has been said that Michael Hall was a good man, um 7 years for Kidnapping and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, not hard to look on NCDOC.com to find out about someones prior criminal history. I guess he didn't learn the 1st time, such a shame. What is really sad is that a family was invaded and had to indure this horrible act resulting in someone losing there life, what has this world come to. Why must race always be factor.

  • scline Jun 2, 2010

    My bad! Sorry!

  • fishon Jun 2, 2010

    scline, that is missrljoy's statement. I am just asking what it means.

  • scline Jun 2, 2010

    fishbon..... Now that is quite a statement....I think! Could you try it once again in English this time. Remember it's F7.

  • fishon Jun 2, 2010

    deyday- michael is a gud person he had nothing to do with this some put his name it so like i said before the news is not all right ab the info they have and every fam have the rite to defined there home at any cost! but michael didnt do it!

    What?

  • scline Jun 2, 2010

    OK, OK. So the person that got shot was not an illegal.... just a lowlife thief. He got what he deserves! And by the way it's F7 on the keyboard and called Spell-check. Learn it so you do not look ignorant.

  • manofjustice Jun 2, 2010

    I am just beside myself in this. I can't believe this is happening. With all these dastardly happenings I reads my Bible more closely each nite.

  • missrljoy Jun 2, 2010

    deyday- michael is a gud person he had nothing to do with this some put his name it so like i said before the news is not all right ab the info they have and every fam have the rite to defined there home at any cost! but michael didnt do it!

  • deyday Jun 2, 2010

    Breaking into a house is illegal and home owners have the right to protect themselves. Whom ever said the persons doing the wrong deed "Was a good person" well, good people make bad choices and that's when another good person has to protect their family. Do people really think that others are going just lay there and let them steal, rob, rape, main or kill at their leisure? Was the homeowner suppose to say "Help yourself?" I pray for the person who had to defend his family from their actions. I pray as well for the loved ones of the alledged intruder (children) left behind. Shame if the alleged intruder had thought about not doing the act, resulting in them having to deal with the outcome of it all.

  • missrljoy Jun 2, 2010

    MICHAEL HALL IS A GUD MAN AND SHOULD NOT B IN THIS MESS!

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