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Second man charged with shooting Durham brothers

Posted December 10, 2013

Christopher Taylor Johnson

— A second Durham man has been charged in the shootings of two teenage half-brothers last week, police said Tuesday.

Christopher Taylor Johnson, 25, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on North Hyde Park Avenue. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and was placed in the Durham County jail under a $5 million bond.

Thomas Deangelo Griffin, 19, was arrested Friday in the case on the same charges. He remains in jail under a $1 million bond.

The brothers, ages 14 and 16, were shot inside a vacant house on Grace Lane, near its intersection with Liberty Street. They remained hospitalized Tuesday, and police said they were in stable condition.

Police haven't released any details about a possible motive in the shootings, but they have said the crime wasn't random.


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  • ThaTruth4 Dec 11, 2013

    It's sad how young these boys are! I'm so afraid 2 let my son (still an infant), leave home when he's old enough, b/c of all of these crimes. I know we're raising him the best we can, I just hope that he keeps what we've taught him & use it in his everyday life. Well, we're praying for every1 involved, hope they see that it's more in this world than just 'that kinda life'.

  • Lightfoot3 Dec 11, 2013

    "Illicit pharmaceutical vendor dispute?" - westernwake1

    More than likely, or at least related to something illegal the brothers were involved in.

  • westernwake1 Dec 10, 2013

    Illicit pharmaceutical vendor dispute?