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Resident killed in Durham home invasion

Posted October 20, 2011

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— Two men broke into a Durham home and shot and killed a man who lived there around midnight Wednesday, police said.

Willis Andrea Yates, 33, died in the home invasion at 3704 Four Seasons Drive.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive, police said. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to 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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  • tarheelbabe Oct 20, 2011

    I prayers are with the young man who was killed family, friends and loved ones. This happened in Fisher Heights, that is not a bad area. Its a working class neighborhood. Its sad when someone lose their life and people choose to discuss whose zipcode/side of town is more affluent.
    And just because you live in an affluent area doesnt mean crime doesnt happen.

  • UNC PH.d Oct 20, 2011

    No, seankelly15...you really don't pay much attention to what you read do you? Basic police work, profiling.....SOMETIMES out of state tags(especially Jersey which is a major drug hub on the Atlantic seaboard) can raise suspicions. In fact local cops are instructed to pay special attention to out of state tags. I never said each out of state tag you see is running drugs. Geez man....quit trying to skew my words. You don't know any law enforcement people do you? You don't know how basic law enforcement works, what they teach in the Patrol academies do you? Contrary to what people like you like to believe, profiling works. That's why it's taught across the country, and in the military. Why Taxes border guards double and triple check cars coming from Mexico...etc. Your ignorance and undeserved self confidence is breathtaking...

  • raysson Oct 20, 2011

    most of violent crimes come from some of Durham's most dangerous neighborhoods which borders Cary and RTP. The communities like Campus Hills, MacDougald Terrace, Cornwallis, Fayetteville Street,
    and Fisher Heights,and Forest View Heights where it has been notorious for gang activity and drugs not to mention prostitution

  • raysson Oct 20, 2011

    I used to live in that community called FISHER HEIGHTS when it a nice place to be during the early-1970's when they offered low income homes in a nice suburban neighborhood. It was a nice place to live and walk around until they invited the worst bunch of neighbors ever! Four Seasons Drive is nothing like it was during its heyday,and ever since I left Fisher Heights has been a haven for a lot of gang activity and a lot of drugs and whatever else that came outta the swears of Durham. They was 33 years ago when my folks got the out of that area,and hasn't been back since. And it used to be nice upscale black community. The same can be said about Forest View Heights just a stones throw away for Fisher Heights.

  • seankelly15 Oct 20, 2011

    fvusaf1204 - "most of the violent crime and break ins in Cary come from durham, which borders Cary on hwy 55....known fact."

    In your brain only....

  • seankelly15 Oct 20, 2011

    UNC PH.d - "A cop buddy told me one time that the reason you see so many cars with New York and New Jersey license tags around the Triangle is that sometimes those are drug runners...."

    Your ignorance is breathtaking.... Now, everyone who has NY or NJ plates in the Triangle are running drugs?

  • conservatism lives Oct 20, 2011

    most of the violent crime and break ins in Cary come from durham, which borders Cary on hwy 55....known fact.

  • UNC PH.d Oct 20, 2011

    Mr. D3, you said "Stop being negative about a local issue WE ALL SHARE, for that problem could be a little closer to your backyard soon."

    Yes that's true, if those types of people decide to leave Durham and come out to neighboring cities. I know, I know those types of people are everywhere, but where the concentration is points to where the major problem lies.

    A cop buddy told me one time that the reason you see so many cars with New York and New Jersey license tags around the Triangle is that sometimes those are drug runners, coming down I-95 and Durham/Fay/Dunn is a major "market" so that's where they come to deliver "supplies". Just pathetic....

  • 007KnightRider Oct 20, 2011

    "DON'T BET ON IT." -wildcat

    I will pray about it. Keep it all confined in RDU.

  • hunter38 Oct 20, 2011

    To all the Durham lovers.....move from your "nice" neighborhoods....and move into an area...like McDougal Terrace for instance and live there let's say a month or two then get back with us. Be sure to bring your record of how many times you had to call 911 as well.

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