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SC man shot during arrest in Durham double homicide

Posted December 18, 2013

A man and woman were shot to death at this home in the 2200 block of Cheek Road in Durham.

— A man wanted in connection with the Monday morning shooting deaths of a woman and man in Durham was shot Wednesday morning after exchanging gunfire with South Carolina authorities, according to police and South Carolina news media.

Michael Teon Brown, 28, of Hartsville, S.C., was taken into custody after exchanging gunfire with Darlington County deputies, according to WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds.

Durham police have issued warrants charging Brown with two counts of first-degree murder. There was no word on when he would be returned to Durham.

Brown is the former boyfriend of Jessica Liriano, police said.

Liriano, 33, was shot and killed at her home in the 2200 block of Cheek Road shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. She had just put two of her three children on a school bus on Monday, according to police and neighbors.

Her new boyfriend, Jerron McGirt, 34, also was shot and died after emergency crews took him to a local hospital, police said.

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  • Viewer Dec 19, 3:40 p.m.

    Apparently, these SC LEO's need more range time! 1775

    "taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds."

    1775, the LEOs did their jobs perfectly AND went home after the end of their shift. Good job guys!

  • xylem01 Dec 19, 10:26 a.m.

    mafiamic - Well put!

  • mafiamic Dec 18, 7:26 p.m.

    When our society finally gets sick and tired of these atrocious acts they'll get off their hind parts and start defending themselves and put some fear back in our society. A sheriff, a police chief, nor any other authoritative person in authority can do it. Respect and fear sets in when the perpetrator isn't sure if they'll be the one getting a cap in them rather than the other way around.

    Wrong sorry..Fear is what causes it,people live in fear every minute of every day,they fear everything from God..Yes they think they will go somewhere else if they treat others a certain way...
    They fear their bosses,their spouses,their bills,their government...their sheriffs and police..
    People seek 2 things in life to make their lives more safer,more happier,more fulfilling.But the 2 things they seek bring more anger,more hatred,more sorrow,more violence and yes even death...Politics and Religion.
    Stop following and thinking they are your life source and fearing them you will be happier and strong

  • greg69innc Dec 18, 7:08 p.m.

    When our society finally gets sick and tired of these atrocious acts they'll get off their hind parts and start defending themselves and put some fear back in our society. A sheriff, a police chief, nor any other authoritative person in authority can do it. Respect and fear sets in when the perpetrator isn't sure if they'll be the one getting a cap in them rather than the other way around.

  • mafiamic Dec 18, 5:02 p.m.

    Why do we always want someone else to do something? Change starts with the individual and works from there. If we stop pointing fingers and stop waiting for someone else to do something, and do it ourselves something may actually get done. I do community work every day in my community. Those few teens I reach may be small but it's a start. What are you doing?

    Well said,I agree..It's called the Adam and eve syndrom...People are tempted to blame and accuse others while expecting others top help their situation.
    We are responsible for our situation we create it we cure it no one else.

  • 1775 Dec 18, 4:56 p.m.

    Apparently, these SC LEO's need more range time!

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 18, 4:55 p.m.

    Hans is right. Criminals obviously don't respect Chief Lopez and continue to exhibit turf wars throughout every square mile of his city. In fact, as long as this man is still police chief, I'm afraid to set foot in that town.

  • Mom2two Dec 18, 4:09 p.m.

    Glad it wasn't another Durham-officer-involved shooting.

  • thepeopleschamp Dec 18, 4:05 p.m.

    Hans - "It's time for a new police chief!"

    Funny how wrong you got this one. Suspect was from SC and police already have him in custody. There is no way to have prevented it but the following police work looks like it was an excellent job.

  • lets_b_real79 Dec 18, 3:56 p.m.

    "Those poor kids have had their mom taken from them. Where's the outcry and outrage?"

    Why do we always want someone else to do something? Change starts with the individual and works from there. If we stop pointing fingers and stop waiting for someone else to do something, and do it ourselves something may actually get done. I do community work every day in my community. Those few teens I reach may be small but it's a start. What are you doing?

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