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Shots fired outside Northgate Mall in Durham; three arrested

Posted April 10, 2014
Updated April 11, 2014

Authorities responded to a call of shots fired outside Northgate Mall on Thursday, April 10, 2014. No one was hurt. Two men were handcuffed in the parking lot and being questioned by officers.

— No one was hurt when shots were fired in the parking lot of Northgate Mall late Thursday afternoon.

Durham police said an off-duty sheriff’s deputy was responding to a disturbance in the parking lot just before 4 p.m. Shots were fired, and the deputy chased a man believed to be involved.

Devonte Keith, 20, of Glenbrook Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, discharging a firearm within the city limits, carrying a concealed weapon, going armed to the terror of the public and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer. 

Two other men, 19-year-old Alvis Gentry and 27-year-old Gerald Melvin – were arrested following the incident on outstanding warrants.

One vehicle was damaged.

More information was not immediately available.


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  • sabsco Apr 11, 2014

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    Because they all look alike, right? What does your "ethnic thesis" have to do with this article? They caught the perpetrators almost immediately.

  • Phyxius1 Apr 11, 2014

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    Hardly much anywhere there...... Ever been outside the city incorporated limits where all this stuff happens and into the county areas. I live out in the county on 20 acres and if any crime happens here its more likely a Wake county resident than a Durham one since Wake surrounds most of my back area. The city incorporated areas are bad but there are plenty of nice and safe areas in the county also. Been here 24 yrs and NEVER been a victim, seen a crime or even heard guns going off where I live by falls lake. Usually people doing the most bashing dont even live in or know the whole area of Durham but generalize it all by one centralized area. I have been a victim as well as a few friends victims of crime in N Raleigh though as well as Capital Blvd and downtown Raleigh. I guess all Raleigh/Wake is bad now too with the slew of shooting and murders this year also under same theory.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 11, 2014

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    It is unfortuante but it is not a joke at all.....pretty much anywhere there.

  • ncprr1 Apr 11, 2014

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    Doonnnn't say it.. We all know it, but if you say it out loud, you know what that makes you..

  • nctorwart Apr 11, 2014

    I'm in the United States which is where Durham is located. I'm glad I'm OK. Barely made it.

  • Tim Pearce Apr 11, 2014
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    Stop feeding the low life !!

  • itsnotatumah Apr 11, 2014

    There is a theme here every time with the "suspects."

  • bishop_baggins Apr 11, 2014

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    LOL! Thanks! By the skin of our teeth. :)

  • REPUBLICAN HANS Apr 11, 2014

    Great job officer!

  • mcorson2 Apr 11, 2014

    it was triangle town center a couple of years ago when there were shots fired, that started the curfew on teens being there without adults. i try to stay away as well...