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Pair charged in weekend Durham shooting

Posted September 10, 2010

— Police arrested two people late Thursday in connection with a Saturday night shooting on Chapel Hill Road in Durham that left one man dead and a second wounded.

Sherwin Bilal Archie, 18, of 801 Fargo St., and Darrius Lavale Tyson, 18, of 2920 Chapel Hill Road, were charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. They were being held Friday in the Durham County jail without bond.

Bernardo Ponce, 33, died at the scene of the shooting, and Antoney Garcia Dominguez, 40, was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of wounds that police said weren't life-threatening.

Deandre Roosevelt Rucker, 18, of Nebo Street, was arrested shortly after the shooting on charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. A 15-year-old also was charged in the shooting and was placed in the Durham County Youth Home.

State Department of Correction records show that both Tyson and Rucker were recently placed on probation.

Tyson was convicted of one count of larceny on Aug. 26. DOC records state that in 2009, he was convicted of six counts each of felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, along with felony possession of stolen goods.

In June, Rucker completed a six-month jail sentence for a probation revocation, according to DOC 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.


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  • larieke Sep 10, 2010

    I think most of these miscreants feel that prison would be a big improvement in their quality of live; and rightly so, in prison they get free housing, 3 meals a day, medical care, recreation, TV, computer, library, and phone. It's a shame though someone had to die so they could get there.

    By the way, what ever happened to the habitual criminal statute--life in prison? Or maybe I'm confusing North Carolina with North Dakota, where there is no crime.

  • ORMA Sep 10, 2010

    Here we go again with repeat offenders upping the stakes of their crimes. If NC would go back to using old sparky and not letting people sit on death row for decades before they throw the switch, maybe that would be seen as a deterrent to capital crimes.

  • spot183 Sep 10, 2010

    blacks are definitely giving jews a run for thier money in most prosecuted race

  • tjhiggs68 Sep 10, 2010

    This is what happens to youth with no direction in life. No pity for those who aimlessly stroll the earth to create havoc on peoples lives! @ yankee, thats ignorant for you to assume, considering how many youth in prison are falsely accused. Crime is colorless and its a shamed to use color as any kind of explaination. Shame!

  • Mugu Sep 10, 2010

    The hair has a striking resemblance to Sharpton... I hope they go to jail swiftly.

  • the river rat Sep 10, 2010

    The guy in 1/3 is sure to be real popular with his cellmates.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 10, 2010