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Police investigate Durham shooting death

Posted July 5, 2011

— Police were investigating a Tuesday afternoon homicide on Hardee Street in Durham.

Officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 600 block of Hardee Street shortly after noon, and they found Orlando Martinez lying in a parking lot with a gunshot wound.

Martinez, 32, of Hardee Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said the shooting apparently occurred during an altercation. No one has been charged in Martinez' death.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4322, extension 29335, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • 1911A1 Jul 6, 2011

    It's been a problem since the late 80's

  • aetius476 Jul 5, 2011

    Man, Hardee Street is ground zero for the Durham murder parade. What is happening down there? Lopez needs to do something to turn this around.