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One killed, one injured in shooting, attempted robbery

Posted September 5, 2010

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— An attempted robbery in Durham Saturday night turned into a shooting that left one man dead and a second man injured, police said.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said that officers responding to calls about gunfire in the 2900 block of Chapel Hill Road around 10:20 p.m. found two men who had been shot.

One man died at the scene, and the second was transported to Duke University Hospital, she said. Their names haven't been released.

Michael said that shortly after, in the 2500 block of South Roxboro Street, officers stopped a red Toyota Rav4 that matched the description of a vehicle witnesses said was involved in the shooting.

One man in the vehicle ran and remains at large. Officers arrested Deandre Roosevelt Rucker, 18, of Nebo Street, and a 15-year-old.

Rucker was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in the Durham County jail without bond.

The 15-year-old was placed in the Durham County Youth Home.

In June, Rucker completed a six-month jail sentence for a probation revocation, according to state Department of Correction records. He was given probation in 2009 after being convicted of felony larceny over $1,000, breaking-and-entering, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

DOC records state that while in prison, he racked up five infractions.

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  • Adelinthe Sep 6, 2010

    "In June, Rucker completed a six-month jail sentence for a probation revocation, according to state Department of Correction records. He was given probation in 2009 after being convicted of felony larceny over $1,000, breaking-and-entering, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of misdemeanor larceny."

    And they thought that 6 months would change this animal???

    Time to lock him up for good, now that 2 are dead at his hands.

    Praying for the 15-year old, so young and so far gone already.

    And praying for those who love them all.

    God bless.

    RB

  • bigsix842 Sep 6, 2010

    Where is the Rev. Barber and the NAACP? The black on black crime is killing off all his constituants. Why doesn't the NAACP pick an appropriate role model to go to Durham to get a handle on this situaiton? Where is the leadership of the NAACP where killing, robbing, maiming of Durham's black citizens is on a runaway course??

  • jp11 Sep 6, 2010

    and a 15 year old......

  • Tax Man Sep 6, 2010

    This thug needs to be permanently removed from the streets - he is just bad news and seems to be headed into habitual felon land. Maybe the death penalty can resolve that! At least life without parole.

  • heaf200 Sep 6, 2010

    and yet another story of murder in Durham, jeez - when will Durham wake up?