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Man, 49, killed in south Durham shooting

Posted July 11, 2013

Durham Police

— A 49-year-old Durham man died early Thursday after being shot inside his home on Mutual Court, police said. 

Officers responding to 204 Mutual Court about 12:30 a.m. found Maurice Arnold inside with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No arrests have been made in the case, but authorities said the shooting does not appear to be a random act. 

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • candyappleelixir Jul 17, 2013

    I've lived in Durham for 11 years and have not been a victim of crime and don't anticipate that I will. As with any city, you stay away from the high crime areas.

  • twannrock Jul 12, 2013

    This is bad his mother Juanita Arnold died on the 4th of july..some of act like you have no faults but your time will come

  • GLOCKMASTER Jul 11, 2013

    Wow another fatal shooting in Durham. Well I guess it is a day that ends in "Y". Maybe if the leaders of Durham would have admitted they had a gang problem years ago it would be a better place.

  • lb27608 Jul 11, 2013

    "Its Durham, your lucky there not to be shot on a daily basis. I avoid going into Durham anywhere at any cost and drive around the area when possible. Much too crime ridden to be safe for anyone." - 03Arabian

    Yep, I've been living in Durham for 5 years and darn it if I don't get shot on a daily basis! What am I thinking?

    Seriously, though, if you drive AROUND Durham because of some irrational fear for your safety, you need help.

  • gingerlynn Jul 11, 2013

    The man did not deserve to die. But this was not a random act and he has a record a mile long and it was in a very high crime area of Durham. It has nothing to do with Durham's safety.


  • woodrock223 Jul 11, 2013

    "Making guns easy to acquire results in a bunch of careless gun owner not securing their weapons and they become easy targets for thieves and children. In other words the so called responsible gun owner is enabling the proliferation of guns to the criminal element!"

    you've confused me, if making guns easy to acquire results in careless gun owners, then how are responsible gun owners enabling gun crime? can one be both a responsible gun owner and a careless gun owner?

  • Bill of Rights Jul 11, 2013

    According to John Lott's research, making firearms more accessible to lower socioeconomic segments of the population (who often live in higher crime areas) enables them to better protect themselves and their families.

    Making it harder for law-abiding citizens to procure firearms will not stop criminals from getting guns. It'll just placate the delicate sensitivities of the weak-kneed among us.

  • mac240 Jul 11, 2013


    Rev Barber doing something worthwhile...please!

  • ripetomatoes Jul 11, 2013


    Let's get rid of the criminal element at the same time you get rid of guns...

    The people are the problem, not an inanimate object.

    You're trying to blame the pencil for the spelling error.

  • Shuffles24 Jul 11, 2013

    mac240, you're right, so we should just go ahead and make it a real pain for everyone else because of the gang and inner-city problems the entire country is having. How about we get Rev. Barber up there to help curb inner-city minority-based killings that are going on across every big city in NC?